They are some of Brazil’s most desperate poor. Barefoot, shirtless five-year-olds juggle faded tennis balls. They surround your car at most traffic lights, an army of barely dressed, shoeless “street children”. They walk on crutches or roll in wheel chairs from car to car asking for money. If you give them the equivalent of a dime, they will smile & say, “God Bless you!”
How do we know if we have done enough?
The nature of Riovision is to continue missionary grassroots initiatives in Brazil, namely in Rio de Janeiro. The needs in Brazil, both physical & spiritual have urged us to invest our time & efforts to help others & to fulfill Jesus’ commission to, “Go into all the world & preach the Gospel to every creature”. (Mark 16:15)
Brazil offers hourly challenges for those of us who are trying to help make a difference. Almost all of the people reading this are rich by the standards of Brazil’s poor. How do we justify our relative riches given the stirring poverty in places like Brazil? This is one of life’s most difficult tests.
To achieve our broad objectives we need much more help. While it is true that we have been joined by influential people such as doctors, teachers, businessmen, lawyers & others who work side by side with us to help make an impact & change lives, we still need all the help we can get, & you can be a part too!
"For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, & to thy needy, in thy land."
Riovision Foundation is a project of United Charitable Programs – an Internal Revenue Code section 501(c) (3) public charity.