A favela is a shanty town or slum found in many of the major cities of Brazil. It’s the scene of abject poverty and lawlessness. Instead of sleeping homeless on the street, men and women begin piecing together a makeshift shelter out of cardboard, plastic bags, trash, and whatever else they can find.

Much of our time is spent working in the favelas of Natal. The people on that we have met through the street work  have invited to come into  Kilometer Six and Cambuim. We started by bringing juice and sandwiches and the Word. Once they began to recognize us and trust that we were there to help, we were able to do more. Now we know many of them by name and are able to do door to door visits with first aid.