Brazil - Luke Simone
Luke lives and works in the favela in Rio de Janerio developing relationships with the locals and sharing his faith.
Before moving to Rio Luke worked for several years with an organization that rescues children from the violent streets of São Paulo, Brazil. He worked primarily with street children aged between 7 and 18 - some situated in the favelas (slums) and others in a location in the south of the city. The aim of the ministry is primarily to recruit, train and support families to care for their own children or adopt children in the name of the "Father of the fatherless."
Luke wrote a blog while in Sao Paulo so check out www.saopaulodiary.com for up-to-date information.