Rio de Janeiro

“Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?” — James 2:5 (NASB)

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About Rio de Janeiro

We believe that to Jesus no one is forgotten or rejected.

Rio de Janeiro is a thriving commercial and financial center in Brazil and it is an attraction for tourists from all over the world. Iris Rio has various extensions reaching out to several aspects of the community, including hospital and community outreaches, discipleship programs, early childhood education programs, and housing repairing/building programs. The heart of this mission is to see and meet basic needs of people in the city and surrounding area, while creatively and passionately sowing into those people encouraging and teaching them to pursue Jesus. We pray that “Christ the Redeemer” as a tourist attraction will become an even more pressing reminder on the hearts of Brazilians to believe in Christ as their Redeemer. Partner with us in prayer for this beautiful city!

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A dream became true

Hi there brothers & sisters! We are glad to announce that Daddy gave Mariana and I the oportunity to serve full-time here in Lixão de Gramacho, Rio de Janeiro's garbage dump. We have been praying and waiting for this oppurtunity for the last two years, and finally this dream has come true. Our full-time...

Children's Day

Blessings, blessings, blessings, that’s all we can say. God is blessing us in all the ways, we are overwhelmed! In Brazil, we celebrate the children's day on October 12th and of course we wished to celebrate with a party at the dump. We didn't had a lot to spend but we couldn't let this day pass in blan...

Finally our first post and with a lot of excitement and joy!

A warm welcome from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! Finally our first post and with a lot of excitement and joy! God is doing amazing stuff around here and we are definitely learning how to trust in the Lord. It has been a crazy journey but we are running with Him and enjoying all the new adventures. So, this...



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Pictures of Lixao de Gramacho