"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn and provide for those who grieve in Zion, to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61
Jardim Gramacho - Brazil
Jardim Gramacho is the name of a neighborhood inside the city of Duque de Caxias that is about 30km outside of Rio de Janeiro city. For decades it has hosted the largest garbage dump in Latin America called Lixão de Gramacho. In 2010 we started our ministry in Comunidade do Quatro Rodas, which means Four Wheels Slum.
As any other slum around the world, our neighborhood faces many different struggles like poverty, violence, spiritual warfare, etc. But we truly believe that God is able to restore everything by manifesting His presence through us and so our dear family of laid-down missionaries seeks for revival right here.