Andy Roberts and Rose Pereira da Silva - Brazil

Brazil’s social inequality leads to many children being at risk. A few years ago we came across many girls in the city who were either forced into prostitution or being physically and sexually abused within their own home. At the time, there were no projects working specifically with these girls. God led us to start ReVive and offer these girls a safe place to live.

We are founders and directors of both the UK charity, ReVive and the Brazilian NGO ReaViva, and we head up the work of both. We run a safe house in Olinda for girls who have been abused or abandoned and, together with our staff team, we work with to restore their lives and renew their hope for the future.

Call

To help the Lord restore lives and renew hope among young girls who are victims of sexual abuse, exploitation and neglect

Role

As founders of ReVive International we head up work among abused girls in Brazil.

Read more about Andy Roberts and Rose Pereira da Silva


Andy is from York and studied biomedical sciences at Newcastle University. Rose is from Olinda Brazil. We met in 2004 when Andy was in Brazil as a South American Mission Society short-term volunteer. We stayed together while Andy returned to the UK to do his degree and Rose gained valuable experience working for a street boys project. Andy joined her in 2008 and we were married in York in 2009 before returning to Olinda with Church Mission Society.

In 2010 was when we met three sisters on the streets of Olinda who were being sexually exploited by their own Mother. This led us to begin the ReVive project which became the first to work with girls in the city. Our first safe house opened in 2014 and has space for 10 girls aged between 5-15. Hopefully this is the first house of many.

It’s a real privilege to be part of a global network of mission and think that our little bit is just a part of God’s redemptive mission in the world.

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