Lily of the Valleys in Catanduva, Brazil is a Bible-based residential drug and alcohol care program, helping teen girls and women escape the prison of addiction and find freedom in Christ. Lily of the Valleys emphasizes the gospel in their treatment programs, believing only an encounter with Jesus can truly free addicts from their spiritual and physical prisons.
JEAME (an acronym for Jesus Loves Minors) conducts evangelistic services in 11 juvenile detention centers in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, reaching 1400 teenagers each week. JEAME is located a couple of blocks from a drug-infested area of Sāo Paulo named “Cracolândia” (roughly “crack town”). JEAME conducts regular street evangelistic efforts and prayer walks through Cracolândia. Follow-ups from these efforts include both Christian discipleship and vocational training.
ABBS uses baseball as an opportunity to share the gospel with at-risk children of São Paulo, Brazil. Each week, 150 children from the favelas (slums) attend ABBS’s weekly Bible study and baseball skill training session. Through these sessions, children and their parents learn how to apply God’s word to their lives. The children also have the opportunity to form safe, Christ-centered friendships within their baseball family.