In 2013, Gustavo Zanotta and Nic Billman took a trip into the Sertão to visit a place that they had heard about. In that region, it had not rained in over two years. While driving, they picked up a man that was needing a ride and he began to tell them about his village. He told them how his people were hungry and constantly sick from drinking contaminated water and that their livestock were dying. So they went with this man to his village and visited with the people there. Shortly after, they drilled a well to the village, and they have been working with those people and the surrounding villages ever since! In 2015, we opened a Shores of Grace base in that region establishing the i35 ministry.
i35 is founded on community development and church planting. Many of the people living in this poor region look for opportunities to migrate to the big cities in search of a better life. The plan of Project i35 is to assist in creating sustainable communities by equipping them professionally and practically for life to flow again in the Sertão. In the Sertão, there are over 10,000 small villages that have not effectively been reached with the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Our desire is to live out the Great Commission in the Sertão of Brazil.
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