Monday, December 3, 2007

Give to the City of God

Luiz is a dear friend of one of my local friends (you know who you are, brother), a cyberfriend of mine, and a member of the merry band of in/sane Anglicans and others who hang out at MadPriest's.

Luiz has been working in one of the poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, a favela called Cidade de Deus, the City of God. An Anglican parish, Christ the King, is serving the neighborhood, one of the poorest of the poor.

Luiz writes:

We intend to be a place where all are welcome to be free, especially in the Cidade de Deus (City of God) neighborhood, where poverty, violence and hunger are so well-known. And in order to live this Gospel of liberation and reconciliation of the entire world through Christ Jesus, we also seek to integrate the Church with society, through several social projects. Our mission is bold: to say that Christ is the King is to say that love has the last word in the midst of this world of calamities. However, we are sure that, with Him, we are victorious.

A group of us are raising money for this parish and its community. Give generously. Give what you can. Every bit counts. More details and secure payment modalities here

Thank you. Godde bless us, everyone.

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