One of the great passions of the A.M.O. ministry is the desire to break the generational strongholds that the enemy places on children in the slums of Brazil. Many kids are in dire situations as a result of being raised up in the same type of depraved, violent communities that their parents were raised in. The children and youth we work with will have an opportunity to receive the support and care necessary to help break this cycle.
A.M.O. provides a nurturing environment that can meet the physical, developmental and spiritual needs of these kids. The Homes for at-risk children will provide a place of refuge and a place of strengthening where children and singles moms alike can experience a healthy, Godly home environment. Through hands-on experiences and spiritual enrichment they will have opportunities for a better future, perhaps even changing their eternal destiny and opening their hearts and minds to other nations.
We work with many needy children in the favelas and have developed great relationships with them and their families, particularly with those families who have been a part of our Embrace a Child program. God has already given us the opportunity to bring many of these children, youth, and young single mothers to spend days and weeks at the Main Campus, and the homes will be a blessing as they will also provide relief to the overcrowded missionaries who care for them. A.M.O’s calling as a church is to help introduce these children and their families to Jesus’ love and help them grow to be more like Him. We’re called to train them up in the way they should go to become good moms and dads for their own children some day, breaking the strongholds that Satan has over their lives.
Currently, three homes are being built on A.M.O.’s Main Campus and we’re eager to start the fourth home. One of our A.M.O. team members learned through our vocational program how to build houses and is now building the homes from the ground up! He in turn is taught basic construction skills to other men on our team, and even some of the young men from thefavela communities we work in have gotten involved and learned skills that they take back home with them. We are also blessed to have experienced construction veterans from both abroad and local churches come out to teach new techniques when needed, such as stair building and roofing.