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BRAZIL: “This project saved my life”
  • by Ashleigh Hooker
  • October 18, 2023

We praise God for his love shown through a project supporting six Afghan refugee families in their first year of living in Brazil after escaping the Taliban in 2021. 

Supported by Anglican Aid, the families were given housing, food, medical care, vocational training and Portuguese language classes. They were also encouraged in their faith through Bible study groups and a newly planted church.  

In July, Anglican Aid project officer Anh Ton visited the project and met four of the families, including one woman who had been a lawyer before the Taliban returned to power. She fled Afghanistan because she became a target for the Taliban due to her faith in Jesus and employment with a foreign NGO. She was grateful to be now living and working safely in Brazil. She told Anh, “This project saved my life.” 

Over the course of the project, some of the families were able to find independent accommodation and employment, and some moved on to a third country to reunite with other family members. As a result, this project is now complete, though our partners in Brazil continue to run ministries for believers from Muslim backgrounds. 

Pray:

  • for the Afghan Christian families for continued healing of their trauma, opportunities for work, and growth in the love and knowledge of Jesus.

 

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