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Name: Trina
Location: Nova Friburgo, Brazil
Partner: Iris Ministries
Ministry Focus: Church planting and community based ministry with particular focus on working with marginalized children, youth and families.

Trina and her team lead a small church in the community which has a missions focus and works in the local area. They also run a Youth Drop In centre and run workshops and a youth club; their focus is working with disadvantaged and disaffected children and young people. They also work in partnership with local authorities to try and arrange rehabilitation and recuperation opportunities for drug addicts.

Trina has been working in Brazil for many years now. From a teaching and administrative background, she spent some time with YWAM in the North East of Brazil before working in partnership with another local church and also with Iris Ministries and a few UK churches. ‘A Missionary Is One Who Goes Forth To Love and To Bless’. “The phrase above helped me hugely as I realised that I could love and I could bless even if I felt unable to ‘be a missionary’! My time in Brazil has been an interesting journey. Full of challenges… full of joys mingled with sadness, but above all marked by the huge love and faithfulness of Jesus” – Trina.