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TAKING THE GOSPEL TO THE SLUMS

An American missionary spends his days ministering in the Favelas...the slums of Brazil, where more than 11 million people live in the midst of poverty and violence. That’s why Eric Reese is working to bring light to one of darkest slums of ... Read Transcript


WHAT MAKES ME LOVE RIO IS

JUST SEEING THE HURTING PEOPLE

IN THE COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS

JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE. JUST

TRYING TO PAY THE BILLS AND PUT

FOOD ON THE TABLE. I SEE EVERY

PEOPLE HERE IS A CREATION OF

GOD. WHEN CHRIST WENT TO THE

CROSS HE WENT WITH THE CROSS

WITH THESE PEOPLE TOO.

THIS IS WHERE ERIC REESE

WORKS HE MAY NOT COME BACK.

I WROTE A LETTER TO MY WIFE

IF I DON'T RETURN YOU WILL BE

SURE THAT MY GIRLS KNOW THAT I

WILL MISS THEM.

MISSION HERE IS TOUGH.

THEY DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS

KIND OF JOB. THEY WANT TO GO

AT NIGHT TO SPEAK THE WORD OF

GOD. TO PREACH GOD. THEY DO

NOT WANT TO STAY IN THE BIG

CHURCH.

YET, THE AMERICAN COUPLE

REACHES OUT TO GANG MEMBERS AND

PROSTITUTES.

FROM THE BEGINNING WHERE WE

GREW UP TO BRING US WHERE WE

ARE IT'S NOT HARD TO UNDERSTAND

THE PEOPLE WE ARE MISSION TO.

WE ARE JUST TRYING TO HELP

SOMEONE WHO NEEDS JESUS WHO IS

A DRUG TRAFFICKER.

THEY CAME TO SOUTHERN

BAPTIST FROM GEORGIA. THEY ARE

TRYING TO GAIN CONFIDENCE OF

THE DRUG TRAFFICKER KNOWN AS

THE GOD FATHER. THE GOD FATHER

WANT TODAY KILL REESE NOW

SPEAKS WELL WITH HIM.

HE WAS A PERSON THAT HELPED

THE COMMUNITY. HE CAME WITH

MANY NEEDS. HE DIDN'T COME TO

HELP WITH THE FINANCIAL NEEDS

BUT TO BRING THE PEACE.

SHORTLY AFTER THE INTERVIEW

A GANG KILLED HIM BUT NOT

BEFORE HE PUT HIS TRUST INTO

JESUS CHRIST.

I WILL NOT HAVE COMFORT

LEVEL SHORTEN WITH CHRIST.

PEOPLE ARE DYING AND GOING TO

HELL NEEDING TO KNOW THERE IS A

WAY THEIR LIFE CAN BE TRAINED.

I WILL NOT DO IT.

REESE NOW FIND HELPS WITH A

BAPTIST.

I LOOK BEHIND AND THERE WAS

A POLICE CAR AND ONE OF THESE

SHOTS GOT ME HERE. MY MOTHER

TOLD ME IF IT WAS THE LAST

MINUTE OF MY LIFE GOD WILL

FORGIVE ME OF MY SINS. I

STARTED A NEW LIFE WITH JESUS.

THE GRACE OF GOD HAS THOUGHT

THAT GUY FROM NEAR DEATH,

SHOOTING TO NOW A BEAUTIFUL

FAMILY. LOVELY WIFE AND GOOD

KIDS ONLY GOD CAN DO THAT.

HIS WIFE SUPPORT THE MISSION

ALSO A SINGLE MOTHER AND

PROSTITUTE.

THAT PERSON SEEKS CHRIST AND

CAN SEE THEM BEING BAPTIZE THAT

IS THE GREATEST THAT IS THE BIG

REWARDS.

AS THEY DEAL WITH THE WORK

PEOPLE LIKE LAVEA REMIND THEM

WHY THEY CAME IN THE FIRST

PLACE. STAN JETER CBN NEWS.

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