Author Archives: Mandie

About Mandie

I am a Girl who loves working with colour, texture and light. And one of my favorite quotes is "Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant -1 Corinthians 13:4"

INNHM Project Care

Duane and Jeanne Gill, through INNHM (International New Hope Ministries) feel led to minister to the families around them in three of the favelas (aka slums) of Contagem, Brazil, through providing packages of food and clothing to the poverty stricken people living there. With your help, they will provide packages for children that contain a skirt and top for girls orFavela shorts and top for boys, a chocolate milk or juice box, cookies, cheese and crackers, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, and hair clips (for girls). For families they would like to provide a package including a 1kg bag of rice, a 1 kg bag of beans, 1 package of pasta, coffee, sugar, and crackers.

Their goal at this time is to provide 400 packages to the families in the favelas near them. To achieve this goal they will need to raise approximately $2,500 CAD. They invite you to join them in this fund raising effort so that these families will benefit physically but also spiritually because as they deliver the packages to each family they will also deliver the Good News of Christ.

They are looking to continue this project on an ongoing basis.

Please join Duane and Jeanne as they reach out to those in poverty around them in Brazil to meet their physical and spiritual needs.

Link to website to donate INNHM Project Care


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Christmas Card

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Fellowship of the Brethren.

Joao in a red phone box in Valletta, Malta.

Why not make the call and bless a someone today with a word of encouragement! (This is a picture from the internet. we do not know this person.) 🙂

As the sister of a missionary, I miss being able to give my brother and his family hugs. I miss seeing them and watching their kids grow up. Yes, with the internet, which I thank God for, we can stay in contact much easier than we could in the past; but I still miss the getting together part. Just before they left ,we spent time with them at the cabin a couple of times; and it was such a blessing. In the Bible Paul talks in Philippians about missing people. He was off working for the Lord and was missing the fellowship of his brethren.

 Philippians 4:1 AMP THEREFORE, MY brethren, whom I love and yearn to see, my delight and crown (wreath of victory), thus stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

We get so busy in our lives that we forget there are Christians all over the world needing a word of encouragement, by phone or email. They are in battles of spiritual warfare that only God can help them through. I know I could probably take more time to pray for them and let them know we are praying for them.

Texting and non-talk forms of communication have become a big part of our lives. I think they have a place but sometimes hearing the voice of a friend or family member is an encouragement in itself. So I challenge those you reading this blog, that next time a missionary come to mind, to stop and pray for them, I know God has put them on your mind for a reason. Give them a call, as even 5 minutes on the phone is a blessing, to someone so far away from their home.

Thank you for the support and prayers that you have given Duane, Jeanne and their family .

I want to mention while on the topic that they have an Edmonton, Alberta phone number in Brazil. So local calls in Edmonton and surrounding area are free and areas outside of Edmonton area your long distance rate apply from your location to Edmonton.

Thank you for caring – they would love to hear from you!

Written by Amanda 🙂

Duane and Jeanne’s contact info.


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INNHM Mission Video

Song in Video by Crystal Lewis – Lean On Me (with Kirk Franklin)

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Please keep Duane, Jeanne and the children(Jullyanne, Danniel, Dyllann)in your prayers as they are moving and it is 35 -38 degree celsius. So it is very hot right now where they are staying. Pray that God’s strength be upon them and lifting them up in this time of moving.

It would be nice if  you could reach out to them with a word of encouragment on their blog, by email or by phone. Moses was instructed by God to encourage Joshua. So if we are to imiate what God instructs us to do we to need to encourage missionaries, leaders and pastors.

Deut 3: 28 says, But command Joshua, and encourage him and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you will see.’

As Christians I believe we should be using the technology we have to uplift those serving the Lord in the mission field. So if you know someone who is working in another country away from their family and freinds, drop them an email, or if they have an internet phone give them a call. I am sure they would love to hear from you.

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Inline Hockey in Brasil.

Boy Inline Hockey.

Duane with the Boys Inline hockey team in Contagem Brazil with Ame Menor a ministry

I would like to tell you a little about what we have been called to do. God has called us to work with unwanted street kids and babies in Brazil. We are going to be working in Contagem Brazil with Ame Menor a ministry that works with boys from the street. They teach them inline hockey and tell them about God.

Playing Hockey!

Playing Hockey!

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Pray for Samuel

Samuel he is 2 years old

This is a picture of Samuel he is 2 years old and from the orphanage. He is in hospital with because of this desease. Please pray for his full healing.
Kala azar
What is Kala Azar?
Kala azar (Visceral Leishmaniasis ) is a deadly disease caused by parasitic protozoa  Leishmania donovani,  transmitted to humans by the bite of infected female sandfly, Phlebotomus argentipes. It lowers immunity, causes persistant fever, anemia, liver and spleen enlargement, loss of body weight and if left untreated, it kills. The vector thrives in cracks and crevices of mud plastered houses, poor housing conditions, heaps of cow dung, in rat burrows, in bushes and vegetations around the houses.

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