Neide's Greatest Wish

Thais

Neide's greatest wish was always to become a mother. She was raised Catholic, and married the boy next door. But eight years and many miscarriages later, she was so depressed that Christmas came and went without being noticed: what was there to celebrate? Her annoying neighbor invited her to church once again, but she barely noticed, as religion had never done anything for her.
Then Neide found out she was pregnant, to her happiness and horror: would she just loose this baby again? With this new life growing inside her, and so many unanswered questions, she came to Cajueiro Claro church. God got a hold of her heart and she soon gave her life to Jesus. Her husband didn't want anything to do with it, and she didn't know if any day she would lose the baby: the doctors had told her it was impossible to have children. But she trusted God. 
Thais was born safe and healthy, and after seeing such a dramatic change in his wife, Neide's husband started attending church. Less than a year later they were both baptized! Neide is a great cook and often helps with church and Living Stones events, and Thais loves coming to Living Stones! God used Neide's greatest wish to bring her a whole new life! 
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Neide with Thais in her lap

Neide with Thais in her lap

Easter Reports

Living Stones was able to share with kids from Mussurepe, Guadalajara, Relocated Trash Dump, Cajueiro Claro, and Lagoa de Itaenga (where they had an amazing passion play as well!), complete with Easter egg hunts! 

Coming Soon! Mark your Calendars!

May 14th at 11am at Southeastway Park! Come join us! You have seen the story about the Trek--now see what it looks like to walk, run, or ride 4k for our brothers and sisters in Brazil! If you can't make it, sponsor someone who can by donating at http://buildinglivingstones.org/trek/

Flavio's Trek for Transportation

Flavio was once an at-risk kid that some people invested in. At 16, he started teaching at the first Living Stones program. In 2010, he felt called to reach the small, hard, rural community of Cajueiro Claro. He had nothing but a guitar and a Bible, but he started walking four kilometers (each way) to build relationships with the children and start a Living Stones program there. 

He started dreaming of having a vehicle to be able to reach the kids and bring in food and resources. The program grew, and a church was planted as friendships extended to parents and older siblings. Still he trekked--often twice a day. 

Today, the Living Stones program and church in Cajueiro Claro is going strong, and Pastor Flavio has a vehicle to get there. Each year we have a Trek for Transportation, remembering the dedication and determination that Flavio and other workers have to reach the neediest children in Brazil. We walk or run four kilometers in solidarity and prayer for the children, and we raise the money needed to fuel the Living Stones worker's vehicles. Come join us, or sponsor someone else who is: http://buildinglivingstones.org/trek 

Cesar's Hunt for Easter

Cesar (the tall one on the middle) is from Belem (Bethlehem, in English). Living Stones doesn't have a church or program in Belem, but any time possible, Pastor Flavio comes and brings the kids to join in at Cajueiro Claro. Cesar has made a decision for Christ, and Living Stones is working hard to grow that relationship.
Cesar and his family are the poorest in their needy community, and his father died tragically when he was young. Each Easter season, children from the International school help host an Easter Egg Hunt, where the Gospel is shared: an opportunity for everyone to hear. Last year was Cesar's first egg hunt ever, and he found so much more than just chocolate!
Help us provide Easter Celebrations for all of the communities that are reaching out to children like Cesar: children who wouldn't get a chance to celebrate Easter otherwise: Kitsforkids