Friday, October 19, 2012

Tele Talk - Back to the Ministry

Tele is back in Brazil now and he talks about Augustinho's graduation and the future of the church planting ministry. Watch it now at:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Silva Family

Pastor Ricardo Silva View Community Churches in Brazil in a larger map
Growth is everywhere. You can see it in your communities, you can see it in your country, and you can see it at this rural church run by Pastor Ricardo Silva as well.  Thanks to a donation from Greenwood Community Church this small community of worship was able to begin a sports ministry in the newly built open-air sanctuary. The children’s programs have also experienced growth thanks to two new classrooms located below the building.

What has the donation allowed us to do?

Soccer ministries every Friday night- More and more people are showing up each week to this event. The vast majority of them do not regularly attend the church.

More outdoor children’s programs – These have allowed us to fund VBS type events, like water balloon games, sack races, and ect.
Larger Sunday services – Now the space for our service is much more open and can fit more people. Additionally, there is a larger projection screen area for optimal viewing so everyone is guaranteed to see.

What is left to do?

Because of the rising costs of construction we still owe $4,000 for improvements on the facility. Most of this cost goes towards laying cement on the floors so that we could begin the soccer ministry right away. Other expenses include finishing the classrooms and putting up shelves.

How can you help?

Please consider making a donation to help this community of God pay off their remaining building expenses. Furthermore, as so many new people come to the sports ministries, pray that they will become more connected with the church and will receive Jesus Christ as their savior. And lastly, pray in general for the hand of God to be present in this church’s mission to reach out to the surrounding community.
World Renewal is a 501C not-for-profit organization and all donations will be receipted to you from the office. With everyone helping a little, the work of God in Brazil can get done. Everyone can do something. Thank you for your help.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Pastor Ricardo Silva got the great news today that they were approved for a mortgage on their soon to be completed house. Their house sits next door to Jeff & Lindsay Turner's new home. They are looking forward to being neighbors.

Please join us as we raise funds for a healthy down payment for Ricardo's house and for Jeff & Lindsay to upgrade their current car to a seven passenger van.
 The dinner will be May Third (Thursday) at 6:30pm in the fireside chapel at Brookville Road Community Church. It is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Please make sure to RSVP to

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Help us make this an Easter to remember at Living Stones!

For a $3 kit, you provide for an impoverished child in Northeast Brazil to receive:

  1. Their first Easter egg hunt
  2. An Easter basket
  3. A presentation of the origins of Easter and the 1st Passover
  4. A big dose of God’s love 
 With extra donations, we will purchase Easter baskets for the families—but instead of candy—will fill it with the basic food they need. To make your contribution, go to

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Karine & Roberto have a baby

Edward Nicholas was born to Karine (Tele's daughter) and Roberto on January 9th. They are currently in England and will return to Brazil sometime in February.