We need Help with our Missions work in Brazil

Dear Friend,

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: Julia Silva.

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 with us!

If you have any questions about Julia's ministry or my work in Brazil, please let me know and I'll be happy to answer them.

Be blessed,

Russ & Deb Painter