From the Streets to the Favelas


Visiting the favelas is the primary work with the street kids now. Many who we used to stop and see throughout the city have abandoned their posts on street corners. We aren’t sure why, but they seem to have moved on. The street work was our door in. Now instead of eight or nine street stops, we visit the favelas. It started with Cambuim and Kilometer Six. One of the kids invited us, asked us to bring sandwiches and juice. From there we met other kids, other families. We’ve been invited to new favelas, slums that these men and women and children call home.


The food, that is secondary. That helped us to build trust. That led us to this place now where we can come into slums that most people don’t know exist, don’t care to know. And perhaps we would never have imagined coming into these places, but His ways are not our ways and we thank Him for that.

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