Katia Rocks, Brazil

Katia Rocks, Brazil

Through a church I helped start, I encourage people, particularly women, to connect with Christ.

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People in Brazil are longing to connect with God. They are hungry for authentic community and a safe, informal environment where they can explore faith. This is what Katia Rocks, who is from Brazil, has discovered during her years of mission service in Florianópolis.

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    Mission partners Mark and Rosalie Balfour fly back to Guatemala this morning – about 24 hours of travel. They ask for prayer for “re-entry into life in Guatemala and – above all else – that we keep ears, eyes and hearts open to Jesus and the prompting of the Holy Spirit through our travel and […] Read more

  • Brazil

    Please keep praying for families and communities affected by widespread flooding in Brazil. Evaldo Rodrigues, who has been helping provide relief in Olinda and Recife writes: “Floods caused more than 130 deaths, approximately 80,000 needed to leave their houses and go to shelters and over 10,000 lost their houses because of the floods in the […] Read more

Katia’s story

Katia played a vital role in starting the Vineyard Florianópolis church plant in 2015. It began with a Bible study in her home and grew and grew. These days, church members regularly go out into the streets to talk to people about spiritual things and offer to pray for people who are out and about. Through this they have seen many people decide to follow Jesus, be baptised and become part of the church community. The church also runs various small groups, youth and children’s work and local outreach for people living in poverty.

Katia and the rest of the church leadership team are enthusiastic about deep discipleship and raising up new leaders. They run a training programme associated with New Wine.  Katia decided to follow Jesus while she was at university. A qualified lawyer, she is driven to use her gifts and skills to encourage and advocate for others, particularly women. She loves spending time with women, sharing about life and helping them grow in faith. Katia has two children, Joanna and Davi.

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