We need Help with
our Missions work in Brazil
As you may recall, it has been my privilege to serve
with Youth With A Mission in Brazil for the past
10 years. I travel there each year, and in 2006
the Lord gave me an assignment that was both unexpected
and truly humbling: to become the spiritual father to a
young girl living in the slums of Belo Horizonte:
God has taught me more about the nature of His
unconditional love than I could have ever imagined when
I said yes to this calling. It has been very
difficult at times, yet extremely rewarding to see the
faithfulness of the Lord as I have allowed Him to love
her through me. She is now my true daughter, and I
count it the highest honor to be entrusted with the
responsibility of helping her reach her destiny.
She has been serving at the
Recife YWAM base for the
past 4 years, and God has blessed her ministry to the
street kids in the slums, and with teen girls who are
incarcerated in a detention center.
The dream we have is to open a house where girls who are
pregnant or homeless can be brought in off the streets, to receive
care and discipleship. Life in these slums is
fraught with drug abuse, alcoholism, gang violence,
prostitution, murder, and more. But before we can
move towards the fulfillment of this dream, we must
first deal with a current problem that threatens Julia's
ability to continue serving with YWAM.
YWAM missionaries are unpaid. They are
responsible to raise support among family and friends to
pay for their living expenses and ministry expenses.
In Julia's case, her family is poor and unsaved, and
does not support her work at all. And recently, one of
her major supporters was led by God to leave her job
and begin a missionary assignment with another
organization, so she is unable to continue her financial
support for Julia.
We at Heaven's Invasion are doing our best to make up
the difference, but it has been a challenge. And because
we must now focus on her ongoing expenses, we cannot
look to invest in the establishment of a house ministry,
which is a major part of her true destiny.
So I asked Father God about it, and I believe He
showed me an easy solution.
Julia's living expenses are around $250 a month (can you
imagine living on such a small amount?!?). If just
25 people agree to donate $10 per month,
all those needs will be met! If you'd like to see
her budget with a breakdown of these expenses, just let
me know and I'll send it to you.
Please ask the Father if this is something He wants
you to do, and if so,
click this link or the button below:
From the bottom of my heart I thank you for
considering your partnership
If you have any questions about Julia's ministry or my
work in Brazil, please let me know and I'll be happy to
Russ & Deb Painter