Church leaders in Brazil are looking for ways to build up children and teenagers as vital ministry workers.
The ministry of Jacob’s Well extends throughout northern Brazil, sharing the gospel alongside helping people get access to the clean water but also teaching them new agricultural practices, hygiene lessons and other community skills.
Reading lessons are one of their programs, meant to combat the high levels of illiteracy in Brazil’s rural areas.
One of their missionaries goes to a village in her region twice a week to hold a reading and writing class for the children and then one for the adults. One day, two of the middle school-aged students asked if they could stay for the adults’ class.