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Transforming underprivileged children at Restoration Ministries.

Restoration Ministries (RM) is an exciting outreach ministry to the poor and downcast in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For many of these children, the reality of their lives center on drugs, domestic violence, prostitution and a poverty so severe that there is often no food to eat. The mission of RM is to transform underprivileged children and their communities through the good news of Jesus Christ, equipping them to serve.

The ministry reaches into children’s lives through many opportunities, including weekly evangelism programs in different slum areas, home visitation, church planting, leadership training, on-going discipleship, and the offering of several different classes which help develop the whole individual. These include English, Brazilian martial arts, drama and music, as well as a camp ministry. A key ministry area for RM is in partnership with American churches through the receiving of short-term ministry teams and individuals who work with the ministry through different projects and programs.

The ministry was founded in 1991 by Brazilian nationals Paulo and Ireni Mota, who have been working together in ministry with WorldVenture since 1998. Now as Director of Restoration Ministries, I (Ireni) oversee the daily operations of the ministry, including staffing and team development, which includes on-going discipleship and leadership training, investing with volunteers and staff from a young age. I oversee the management of all ministry assets, and under the guidance of an advisory board develop and implement the strategic direction of the ministry. Recognizing that the Lord’s work is best managed through the efforts of many, I have invested in developing and maintaining local, national and international partnerships with churches, businesses and non-profit organizations to further the mission of Restoration Ministries.

Join us in bringing hope to the street children in Brazil. God is doing amazing work and the ministry is growing rapidly. Restoration Ministries invites you to play an active part in touching lives. Visit the Restoration Ministries website: and on Facebook at Restoration Ministries Brazil.

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