Ministério JEAME conducts evangelistic services in 13 juvenile detention centers in São Paulo, Brazil, reaching 1,000 teenagers each week. JEAME is located blocks from a drug-infested area of São Paulo named Cracolândia. JEAME conducts regular street evangelism and prayer walks through the neighborhood. Follow-ups from these efforts include Christian discipleship and vocational training. In 2021, JEAME opened a community center to minister to teens released from prison. The center allows JEAME to support teens in new ways. JEAME provides a barber training program where newly released teens can learn job skills. As the ministry continues to grow, JEAME hopes to launch a professional bakery course for teenagers at Centro Rio Tâmisa. These new job skill programs impact the lives of teens by providing a source of income, community connection, and an encounter with God.
Pray that JEAME’s ministry to incarcerated and newly released teens results in many hearing and receiving the good news about Jesus.