I spent three months with Shores of Grace in Recife, Brazil, and I am soon heading back to continue my work with them. They fill a role in Brazil that few others do, and the work they do saves and restores lives. They are rescuing kids out of homelessness, abuse, and prostitution. In Brazil, the number of kids stuck in this plight is hard to take in. You can go to Recife and see it for yourself: more homeless kids on one corner than all those you have ever seen in any other place, at any other time, combined. Many have been abused or raped or prostituted, and many of themselves are keeping themselves in a constant high with a bottle of industrial strength glue, to numb the pain in their hearts. Shores of Grace is one of the few ministries working actively in Recife and in all of Brazil to rescue these kids. The first rescue home is open and is already full, with 10 girls whose lives have been saved from a bleak future and given new hope. Everyone here has a huge heart and goes above the call of duty to see lives saved and restored.
We visited Shores of Grace in late June this year (2013) and saw first hand the love their team pours out onto children caught in sex trafficking or abuse, prostitutes and homeless on the streets of Recife, Brazil. Two weeks after we returned to the USA they opened their first rescue home for girls. It was full in 2 weeks! The need is great and they meet it with open arms, much love, safety and provision for these precious ones ranging in age from 5 to 15. Everyone on the Shores of Grace team has a huge heart. Children of the team are just as involved in helping to bring love to these precious girls. They hope to open a home for boys caught in this awful web of sex trafficking.
Shores of Grace goes into the worst parts of the cities in Brazil to seek out those caught in sex trafficking, especially children. They are opening their first rescue home so they will have a place to offer these children. They will live there, be fed, be clothes, be educated but especially be loved by the Shores of Grace team. The team pours into children's lives now, calling them to their destiny. The team visits brothels and prays for the prostitutes, bouncers and owners. They go to dangerous parts of town and have church on the street for ones that often church members cross the street to avoid. They don't just bring clean clothes, good food and books - they bring hope! Nic Billman started the ministry and his brother Luke has joined the team which includes Americans and Brazilians. Both Billman families minister together - even the children, who play with the rescued precious ones and share their parents with them!
Shores of Grace continues to do amazing work - beyond any human capability without the grace and blessings of God! I've known Nic and Luke since they were young and to see their growth, transformation, and love of God that they share with others is amazing. They have both dedicated their lives, moved their families to Brazil and reach out to those in need every single day. May God continue to bless this ministry so that they can continue blessing others.
Shores of Grace is the real deal - their hearts and lives are 100% for Jesus and helping others. They continue to amaze me with their ministries, worship and love. Supporting them means spreading God's word and love to the nations, helping those in desperate need and helping to end prostitution and the sex trade.
They do the work we all should, helping disadvantaged children and poor people who have lost their hope due to no fault of their own. If you are able to finance this work and you are reading this please help them to continue their work. If they didn't do it nobody would. If you are reading this Bill Gates then this is the type of work your charity should help. Its honest selfless work that helps support poor disadvantaged people.
We are so blessed by this ministry. This minsirty was started by Nic, Rachael, Luke, and Alison Billman. We currently are apart of their record label, Shores Music. This ministry goes into the poorest parts of Brazil, rescuing the families involved in the trafficking industry. They move from the deepest parts of the Father's heart, and step out of the comforts of the america to do so. They see Jesus in the eyes of the prostitute. I'm blessed to know them, and be apart of the Shores Family. If you're looking to invest into something greater and more meaningful, please donate to this ministry. www.shoresofgrace.com
The first time I heard of the work of Shores of Grace, I was captivated. The Billmans and those who work with them are reaching vulnerable people whom are ignored by much of society. They have brought the issue of sex-trafficking to the attention of many. More than raising awareness, the personal involvement that they have in the individual lives of hurting, marginalized people makes their ministry stand apart. The Bethany Project is key in doing this work of mercy! Join me in supporting this ministry!
The work being done by Shores of Grace Ministries illustrates the core of the Christian gospel: Showing God's unconditional love for the most desperate and un-loved of Brazil's society by teaching them how to love themselves and learn of God's love for them. Our personal friendship with the Billman family has shown us their compassionate, loving spirits and their desire to reach out to those in need. We wholeheartedly support them and the wonderful work they are doing.
Rescuers with hearts of gold reaching out and touching precious hearts that have been thrown away, unearthing and displaying the priceless beauty within.
Nic and Rachel Billman understand the heart of God, and His amazing love for His people. I love listening to their worship music and just knowing that they are in Brazil ministering to men and women who need to know how much that Jesus loves them!! They help those who have been deeply wounded by the world to see their place as God's children. I love what they do!!!
I highly recommend Shores of Grace Ministries. What they are doing in Brazil and what they want to accomplish is amazing. They regularly send out newsletters with pictures of the lives they are touching. They have visited our church (we pastor a church in Maryland) many times and each times the lives of our congregation our touched and changed.