SERVING IN : Brazil, South America & United States, North America
Since 2008 the DaRosa family has been reaching kids and families with the love of Jesus in South Brazil thru the avenue of Soccer. In 2009/2010, after going to IGM School, they left the comforts of the US to “GO” and evangelize the south of Brazil by birthing Soccer Outreaches in various areas. With Fraga having played professional in this area for 10 yrs., it has opened a big door to reach, teach, and keep many for the Lord. A start with 7 kids has turned into several different weekly outreaches, sponsored by churches there, now with about 300 attending! They have regular devotion, disciple time, mentoring programs, soccer taught; receive a meal, tutoring for school, and even a system in which they can earn donated soccer items that we ship over from the US. MANY lives have been changed by the power of Jesus, and hearts mended – as most of these kids are from abusive, single-parent, poverty-stricken, drug homes with no hope surrounding them.
The DaRosa family now resides in the Pensacola area with their 3 kids since 3/10, and they continue to return regularly for short-term missions yearly, as the Soccer Outreach programs flourish under the direction of those Fraga trained as they touch many communities. We also have been involved in speaking at Youth Retreats, Camps, and for Athletes of Christ meeting in South Brazil.
Our heart and vision is to reach, teach, and keep many for Jesus while using the talent held by Fraga in the area of Soccer and passionately proclaiming to the downcast that Jesus is HOPE and LIFE.
SERVING IN : Ukraine, Europe
MINISTRY FOCUS : Evangelism, Mercy Ministry
We are the Perekotiys, a Ukrainian and American family! We have been entrusted with four beautiful children: Chambers (2013), Lev (2015), Mila (2016), and Remington (2019). Our story began when we met in Ukraine in 2008. After living on the Gulf Coast of Alabama, we packed up our gang in 2018 and moved to Odesa, Ukraine, a beautiful, historic port city on the Black Sea. While visiting family in Alabama in 2022, the full-scale invasion broke out in Ukraine. We decided to remain in the US for the 2022-23 school year while supporting our partners in Ukraine through the War Relief Fund. In August 2023, we launched back overseas to share the Gospel among Ukrainians. We are based out of Bucharest, Romania, where we can serve refugees and be close to the Ukrainian border.
Through the War Relief Fund we have sent medical aid, vehicles, food, and education supplies to those in need. The needs of the vulnerable will only increase as this crisis continues, and we are committed to partnering with our friends and partners to meet those needs. We pray to use these resources to rebuild Ukraine when the war ends.
Our heartbeat has always been caring for the vulnerable and fatherless. Our vision is to see Christ proclaimed as we serve vulnerable children and families with national partners and churches. We also serve the unreached deaf community, and provide training and trauma resources for families and volunteers. Thank you for journeying with us!