Welcome to Boas Novas Church, nestled in the heart of the Marie Paula district of Niteroi, within the vibrant state of Rio. A mere 13 km across the iconic bridge from the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro, our church stands as a beacon of hope and compassion.
Boas Novas Church stands in solidarity with the most marginalised in our community, displaying unwavering dedication despite our modest resources. At its helm is Pastor Carlos, a compassionate leader, supported by his devoted wife, Roberta. With very limited income, Pastor Carlos and the church elders invest not only their time but also any available funds into its operations.
Step through our doors and experience a warmth that is unparalleled. Our doors are open wide, offering solace and sustenance to all who enter. Pastor Carlos, driven by an unshakable passion for spreading the message of Jesus, devotes his full-time efforts to both the church and the community.
The recent pandemic has dealt a harsh blow, particularly to those already living on the fringes. Despite these challenges, Boas Novas Church has remained a steadfast pillar of support. We’ve extended our helping hand to the local community, providing essential food baskets, cleaning supplies, and even contributing to health expenses.
Pastor Carlos, a testament to resilience, battled heart problems and emerged stronger. His unwavering commitment to his calling is evident in every aspect of his work.
A striking illustration of our church’s unity shines through a heartwarming anecdote. In 2019, when a team undertook the task of painting our church, the local community rallied alongside us. The collaborative spirit transcended mere tasks, as we learned that partnership meant sharing responsibilities. While we painted, our church family took up the mantle of cleaning. As we bid farewell, our church radiated unity, with Brazilian and Northern Irish flags adorning the space, a true testament to the harmonious blending of cultures.
As we gather in prayer, we beseech:
- May the light of Jesus illuminate the lives of those in our community.
- Let job opportunities abound for the most vulnerable among us.
- Bless our outreach efforts through social events and women’s conferences.
- Strengthen the partnership between Sams and our church, amplifying our impact.
- Open doors for future collaborations, allowing us to return and continue our work.
- Gratefully acknowledge the church family’s boundless generosity and open hearts.
Join us in our mission, where faith, compassion, and unity converge to create a brighter tomorrow for all.
Together, we are a testament to the power of faith in action, and we invite you to stand with us as we journey forward, transforming lives and spreading the love of Christ.