Tuesday, December 15, 2015

End of the Year Report

Thank you for supporting us this year! Hear about next year's plans from Ricardo!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Stories from Lagoa

Each of the kids in the Living Stones program have their own stories to tell. Meet Jobson, who is a little shy, but loves coming to the program. Then hear from his mother, who is overflowing with gratitude to have her two boys in the program. Lastly, meet Yolanda, one of the teachers who calls her students "her children."

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Children's Day 2015

Lagoa de Itaenga church had a wonderful celebration for all of the kids in the community, and all the Living Stones children!
The Living Stones kids had a special presentation for the kids in the community:
And the older youth ran games and fun times:
It was a wonderful time!

The next week, some of the kids from the International school came and brought special gifts for the Living Stones kids:

Thank you to everyone who made this awesome time happen!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Starting a New Semester

Lagoa is in full swing--with the computer classroom and music classes as well! Meet each of the 30 children in this great program:

Friday, June 19, 2015

Update on Lagoa

Things are going great at Living Stones Lagoa! They are finishing up their semester (winter break in July), and hoping to be able to set up the computer classroom (just like in Cajueiro Claro) in August when they begin the second semester. See for yourself:
Please keep Pastor Ricardo and his family in your prayers as they has such a full schedule, as well as these two amazing teachers who work at the program. Also pray for the city of Lagoa de Itaenga, and the continuing gang and drug violence.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Eggs at Lagoa

Living Stones Lagoa is going strong and under the organized leadership of Pastor Ricardo. They had their Easter celebration before Easter, so when more Easter chocolate eggs were provided, it was the perfect opportunity for the children to step up and earn their prize through memorizing verses and character qualities.
With one teacher and 15 kids in the mornings, and a different teacher and 15 kids in the afternoons, Living Stones is filling in a huge community need, as overcrowded schools have mothers scrambling for options for their children. 
Here is a video of all of the Easter Celebrations (Thanks to Caid Ferguson!)

*Note: The painted rocks you see in the video were the "eggs" we hid for the Easter Egg hunt!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mother's Unite

Living Stones Lagoa is continuing strong, with the mother's of the community helping volunteer and being a vital part of the program. Watch this video and see the testimony of one of the mothers, as well as one of the teachers who is educating at Living Stones: