MISSION IN BRAZIL
We’re Rosie and Stu Bayford and we are being sent by our Church family in York to Brazil to help and support the children in Recife who live on the streets, exposed to drug abuse and violence and often driven to crime and prostitution to survive.
We would love you to support us both financially and prayerfully as we begin the journey in 2018.
If you would like to join our team of supporters then you can do so easily from our web page, thank you so much!
You can check back here for updates as well as our facebook page.
UPDATE (Nov 2018)
Travel has been delayed due to health problems for both Rosie and Stu. Stu's recent MRI confirmed various things to do with a torn bulging disc (aka a slipped disc). Stu continues to do the recommended exercises while avoiding things that could exacerbate it. Thanks to all of you who are praying for his back.
Rosie's ENT appointment confirmed that she had glandular fever quite some time ago but because she had not rested to let her body recover, the symptoms persisted. We had both noticed that Rosie was continually very tired and getting tonsilitis roughly every month which was both painful and frustrating. So, it's a relief to have an answer and the main advice the Doctors have given is to rest - which has been the biggest challenge of all!
Flights are now booked for Saturday 12th January from Manchester.
There are roughly 100 million children living on the streets worldwide.
Upto 8 million of these children are on the streets of Brazil.
Here they are subject to abuse, gang warfare, substance misuse, violence and prostitution at ages as young as 6 years old.
We will be going out to work with children in Recife, the murder capital of Brazil, so known due to the killing squads hired to 'cleanse' the city.
Our work will start by helping homes such as ReVive and With Open Arms who endeavour to re-home, educate and restore the lives of street children.