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.
Hanna Orphan’s Home cares for children, most of whom have tragically lost their parents to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. HOH’s main program involves caring for and raising 51 orphans among eight different family settings, each with a house mother, who is employed to live with and to take care of the children. Their secondary program involves providing support services to over 200 vulnerable children in their community. Children in both programs are enrolled in school and go to Hanna Orphan’s Home after school each day, where they receive a daily meal and participate in Bible studies.