Tough love

10 Jun

Sent by his family from northern Brazil down to Rio in order to go to high school, D. (far right) left home as a young teen and ended up in a Rio favela where he learned about the seamier side of life. Changed by the Gospel, he still lives in a tiny one room apartment in the favela but goes out at night and finds a homeless person to bring to his place and show Christ’s love. As you can see, these guys are not only surviving in the favela, they are thriving and winning in their favorite sport….Futbol! I was just reading in John 3 today: “God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.”
These guys are brilliant lights in the darkness of a hope-lost favela.

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