What we do
The Mission of “Home of the Good Shepherd
Ministries” is to provide the highest quality of care in
a Christian environment, defend the cause of the weak and homeless,
maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed, rescue the needy
children – recognizing that this is a genuine expression
of Christ’s mission and ministry.
To accomplish this mission, the Ministry has adopted a mandate
that Christ-like care shall be the focus in all aspects of this
Ministry. As we strive to “do unto others as we would have
them do unto us”, we shall demonstrate our Saviour’s
love as he commanded.
The Home is equipping young lives to succeed,
not just to survive. It provides a safe haven for children and
toddlers as young as
the age of two, who are brought to the Home by the local Judicial
Social Service Department. Once within its protective arms, the
nurturing’ love, and care in the home addresses the specific
needs of each child and helps to make their individual experiences
of abuse, abandonment, neglect, or being orphaned a distant memory.
Home provides all the food, clothing, shelter, education, and
exercise that the children need and satisfies their emotional
needs. As well, the Home introduces all children to the Gospel
of our Lord’s love and saving grace, to meet the children’s
spiritual needs and cravings.
Individual needs and talents
We recognize that God has a purpose
for each child and individual and gives unique talents and
diverse abilities to accomplish
that purpose. Consequently, the Home looks to develop each
of their talents and abilities. In keeping, the range of occupational
skills being developed for the children in the Home includes
animal husbandry, agriculture, bookkeeping, and
keyboarding as per each child's capabilities.
However, since Brazil’s population is mostly (82%) urban
and to prepare adolescents to integrate back into their society
and develop an aptitude for factory work, the Home even has
and provides training on its own modern knitting mill for making
sweaters and knitted fabrics.
The Home demonstrates the same brotherly
love and care to the employees and families of those, who share
in maintaining the “Home
of the Good Shepherd Ministries”. In turn, these employees
and their families multiply our Lord’s blessing when they
reach out and return the same type of caring to the children
of the Home.