“for in You the fatherless find compassion.” (Hosea 14:3)
The Nepomuceno Home for Boys had its beginning in 1963. Arnold and Carol Boich were its Founders. It was the first children’s home established by the Apostolic Christian Church Nazarene in the country of Brazil. Hope Foundation for the Protection of Children was the name under the Presbyterian Church in Nepomuceno and the leadership of the John Veiga family in prior years. It was the Veiga family who after a few years of operation sought out help from the Apostolic Christian Church to direct and support the work in Nepomuceno. The farm land of 55 acres plus two building were turned over to the American churches with only one stipulation, that the ministry with children continue. The ministry has continued for more than forty years.
- The boys had a fun and full summer vacation with lots of swimming, hikes around the countryside, horseback rides, and day trips to a local waterfall.
- The recently spent 4 days in Sao Jose dos Campos for a mini church camp during the Carnaval holiday. It was a blessing for them to participate with the youth from the church in Sao Jose and they loved the experience.
- The boys started back to school in February.
- Diogo was granted a scholarship to the best private school in town. So far he has been doing well, but the academics will be much more of a challenge for him than his former school.
- Kaua, Paulo, and Vitor started middle school this year and are getting used to a new school environment.
- Two of our single caretakers, Gabriel and Emily, returned to their hometowns in February for work and school.
- Ivon and Ester also made the decision that after two years, their time here at the home has come to an end as well. They will be returning to Jacarei at the end of this month to be closer to their family. We are now yet again in need of four new workers.
- Last week, Faye, a Canadian missionary, came to the home for a short-term mission’s experience. She will be here through the end of April. She speaks very little Portuguese, but despite the language barrier has already connected with the bous.
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- Prayer Support – You can sign up to the mailing list to get regular updates on prayer needs. Currently, they are:
- Please pray for Diogo as he adjusts to his new school and that he can maintain his grades and therefore maintain the scholarship he was granted.
- Pray for Kaua, Paulo, and Vitor as they adjust to their new school.
- Pray that God will raise up new caretakers to help here at the home.
- Pray for Faye’s time at the home, that she will adjust well, and be able to make an impact on the boys despite the language barrier.
- Child Tuition – Children have to pay for their tuition so please consider sponsoring a child to pay for their education.
- Clothing Boxes – Clothes can be sent to the home in boxes. The mailing address can be found on their website.
How To Help
To discuss opportunities for this cause, please contact Charlotte Bartos.
To donate to this cause, please visit the Donations page.
To sponsor a child from this home, please visit the Sponsor A Child page.