The LightHouse has been truely blessed by the people that the Lord has brought to us to work with. Two of our very dearest and most dedicated workers who have been with us the longest will be retiring from the ministery this month. Bel who has been with us for 9 years, since we first opened LightHouse Recreio, will be leaving to take care of her mother since her father has recently passed away. Bel has worked in the area of the community assistance, scoping out the different homes and searching for the families in need. She was also our house director making sure that everying ran well, especially the kitchen! With many children that were mal nurished, Bel always had someone to take care of. We love Bel and are so thankful for the love and dedication that she has shown throughout these 9 years with LightHouse.She came into the LightHouse as a very quiet and meek person as a lamb. But the Lord has turned her into a bold lioness as she worked with us to save many lives of children that were lost and in need.
Maristele is the other worker that is completing 8 years of work with the LightHouse. She also is leaving to care for her elderly mother that needs her. Maristele came to us with a crushed spirit, had been very wounded by the church that she had served so faithfully before she came to the LightHouse. As she worked with us these years we have seen God do a beautiful healing and growth in her personal ministry as a teacher. We will miss both her and Bel very much.. They will forever live in our hearts and the hearts of the children that they have touched.
We praise God for the next generation of kids. We have 6 of our own kids, now youth, who are now leaders running the house with us. Five of them have been with us since they were small kids. A true leader trains others to take his place once he is gone. Glory to God the work continues!
|Joao Paulo and SueEllen|
Pray with us that the Lord will bless Bel and Maristele for all they have done. And that the youth with us will fulfill their calling as they serve the Lord at the LightHouse.
Thanks for your prayers and support for us here!!
Shining the Light,
Junior and Steph Feitosa
LightHouse Int’l Missions, Inc.
One Bite of Sin & It’s Hard to Stop!
Since you last saw this picture, we were praying for Paulo, Right? It is time to pray for JASON!
Being extremely hard for me to find love or forgiveness in my heart for Jason (knowing that he greatly influenced Paulo into the homosexual lifestyle and being Paulo’s X-partner) I’ve asked the Lord to give me His unexplainable love to witness to him.
Every time I go to LH Papagaio I stop on the sidewalk to talk to him where he sits all day everyday doing nothing. After weeks of showing him unconditional love, he has opened up to me. I have been so deeply moved with compassion for Jason! What an extremely sad and hopeless soul Jason has! Oh God, have mercy on his soul! My friend- I beg you to stand in prayer with me for his salvation. That he may know the ever satisfying love of Jesus! He said he is unhappy, and never thinks of his future, believing that he is a nobody with no importance. There is one thing that he does know for sure, that is he wants to change his lifestyle like Paulo has. Admitting that only Jesus can make this change in him.
One day as we were talking, Jason asked his young friend that was walking by if she was pregnant. And she said, “NO! The day I get pregnant is the day that you turn into a MAN!”
I yelled back at her saying, “Hey, so be prepared to have 3 babies!” She said, “No, God help me!”
I said, “He will! Just like he will help Jason to become a MAN!”
Pray with us that Jason will become an new creation in Christ Jesus!
Urgent Prayer Request
Samantha has just told me that earlier this week her little sisiter Riane (11years old) has been sexually abused by her school P.E. teacher, a 29 year old man.
Since this has happened the mother has taken all 4 of her children out of school (including Samantha) and now the police are involved.
Please pray that the Lord will turn this sad situation into something good like bring the family to know the the Salvation of Christ.
Listen Closely to Samantha
If you will recall, Samantha was one of the first children to enter the LightHouse at Recreio in 2004. She is now 19 years old. Back then no one liked Samantha or could stand to be close to her because of the strong smell of rejection and abuse upon her. Prematurely born because of her father beating her mothers womb-the doctor said from the start, “This girl is no good, she will never speak, read, or write.”
But since she’s been at the LightHouse, God’s amazing LOVE has proved that wrong! Before Samantha would grunt and scream to get her point across-never saying a word. Today if you listen closely to her she will clearly tell you that her dream is to be a teacher at the LightHouse. Now speaking, she is a co-leader in LH Recreio over the kitchen and general cleaning.
The Cry of Her Heart
As Samantha stayed the weekend in our home, we could hear her hearts cry for the salvation of her family. She loudly and fervently prays for them. By the way her Bible is worn out and by the way she looks into her Bible, you would think she reads very well! But not at all! We ask that you also stand with us in prayer for Samantha to learn how to read and write. We believe that God can do one more miracle in her life. Oh how she wants to read so bad to be a teacher.
Thanks for your continued prayer for us & the kids!!
Samantha at home in our kitchen with the kids.
As we have worked in Brazil we have seen our own children, Natalee (9) and Peter (8) feel the need to belong and be loved as well as the LH kids. Not being too young to work for the Lord, they have each started their own work. Natalee’s work you will be hearing about by the beginning of next year.
Peter’s Locker Soccer Team
We are teaching God’s Word, giving milk to take home, snacks and a lot of soccer to stay off the street. And “Peter’s Locker” will be a sports store (jerseys, shorts, shoes, balls) that the kids can shop in for free after they make certain achievements in the club.
Our last meeting we had 8 boys and 3 girls give their hearts to Jesus!
If you would like to make a donation to get Peter’s Locker off and running
-please make donations to LightHouse International, memo: Peter’s Locker. We need your help to get this sports Locker started!
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