SAMS partner arrives in Magheralin and DollingstownFriday 5 October 2012
SAMS is pleased to announce the arrival of Monica Almeida from Brazil in the parish of Magheralin as she begins a one year FUSION placement.
The SAMS FUSION programme places young adults from South America, into a church setting in the UK and Ireland. This initiative seeks to challenge and equip potential South American leaders to grow and develop their ministries. Within the diocese of Down and Dromore several FUSION placements have taken place.
Monica Almeida was born the city of Belo Horizonte, in the southeast of Brazil. She is the middle of three children and her parents and siblings are still living in Belo Horizonte.
Monica’s faith journey reminds us of the importance of children’s ministry, as at the age of 7 she handed over her life to God during a Sunday school class. Her desire is to serve God and to see people everywhere come to know his great love and compassion.
After finishing high school Monica went to Bible College for one year with a sense that God was stirring up a call to mission. However things didn’t develop as she expected and she went on to university and studied International Relations.
After graduating Monica travelled to Dublin to improve her English where she joined Immanuel Church and was part of the team for two years. After a brief visit home to spend time with family, Monica has returned to our wee island, this time as part of the SAMS FUSION programme to serve within the church in Magheralin and Dollingstown.