We built a day school in São Luís and renovated it.
We are hoping to get as many children off the streets and into some kind of regular routine of learning about school subjects and the Bible but also doing regular sport activities. We eventually want to be able to rescue many children who are being abused at the hands of family members. The local authorities know about the abuses but keep saying that they cannot take the children away because there is no place they can put them. Now we are making a safe place for them.
The pastor there also has the vision to start some kind of program to make it easier for foreigners to be able to adopt the orphans who will be living in the orphanage.
Reinhard and Debi are planning on adopting as soon as Debi is fluent enough to be able to communicate with the little one. They don’t have one particular child picked out yet. They also want to be an example to the Brazilian churches to step up and start adopting these children as well.