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Serving God in Brazil Jeremy and Sarah Anderson
About the Andersons About Jeremy About Sarah • I’m a work in progress. • I love my wife. • I want to do something more with my IT skills to serve God. • My passions: • God • Teaching teenagers • Reading • Traveling • Being outdoors • God has given me a desire to do something more.
About NICS Network of International Christian Schools • The mission of NICS is to establish a worldwide network of international Christian schools staffed by qualified Christian educators, instilling in each student a Biblical world-view in an environment of academic excellence and respect for people of all cultures and religions. • Currently, NICS has 19 schools in 16 countries with around 4,700 students from over 100 countries. These are the children of people of influence!
Where are we going?? Harrisburg Brazil
Fun Facts About Brazil • Brazil is the largest country in South America (5th largest in the world) and the only one that speaks Portuguese. • The capital city is Brasilia, but the largest city is Sao Paulo. • The Amazon River flows through Brazil; it is the 2nd longest river in the world. • The climate in the majority of Brazil is tropical. • Brazil is home to lots of animals including armadillo, tapirs, jaguars and pumas.
We exist to prepare international students to positively impact the world. • Brasilia International School (BIS) is a caring learning community based on a biblical world-view. BIS prepares international students to be life-long learners, effective communicators, responsible citizens, healthy people, and spiritually sensitive individuals. • Pre-School through 12th grade • Student Population: 94% - international community (most diplomatic) 6% is missionary community
What will we be doing? Both • After-school activities • Local volunteering opportunities • Learning Portuguese (hopefully ) Sarah • Teaching middle and high school English classes Jeremy • Providing IT support and training • Teaching?
1. Prayer • God preparing us to effectively do His work Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Ephesians 6:19-20 • Smooth transition—moving out of apt./saying goodbye • Visa process • Our families • BIS staff and students • Financial support will be raised
Here are some more ways…. 2. Encourage Us! • Send us an email, connect with us on Facebook, or send something in the mail! Let us know what’s going on in your life, so we can be in the loop and part of your lives. 3. Be Creative! • There are lots of other ways to support us, our students, our colleagues, or even our families! Let your creative juices flow and have fun!
4. Give to NICS! Since we are receiving partial salaries, we set these goals: • Monthly Support: $250 • Initial Start-Up Cost: $6,000 • January 2015: $3,200 • We would greatly appreciate… • One-Time Gift • Monthly Support • Options • Mail donation • Donate online at www.nics.org
For more information… View our blog at andersonsinbrazil.wordpress.com On our blog, you will find: • Updates • Prayer Requests • Contact Information • Pictures • More Information on Giving