International Ministries

Hermelinda and Jorge Damasceno

February 17, 2009 PrayerCall

Jorge and Hermelinda are missionaries who serve with the Baptist Churches in the Dereham region of the United Kingdom. They are jointly appointed missionaries of International Ministries and JAMI, the cross-cultural mission agency of the National Baptist Convention (CBN) in Brazil. They assist churches of the Baptist Union of Great Britain in reaching out to the communities of Portuguese-speaking migrant workers in the region.

They work with the Amigos Project which serves the Portuguese speaking community in four ways:
---Services and Bible studies in Portuguese to provide opportunities to Portuguese speakers to get to know and worship God in their own language and to integrate into church life in UK.
---Listening ear - Opportunities for people to come and share about their difficulties and concerns.
---Food program - Food parcels to help those who are facing financial problems as a result of debt, low income or just being new to the country. This program aims to attend urgent needs rather than creating dependency.
---ESL (English as a Second Language) helping the Portuguese community to integrate and have a better quality of life.

•    Pray for Jorge and Hermelinda and for their children Vinicius (12) and Isabelle (11).