The Santos Family, on staff with Youth With a Mission, serves immigrants and refugees in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Sao Paulo, Brazil is the fifth largest city in the world and  is getting bigger and bigger. Like all large cities, it has significant problems. But big problems provide ministry opportunities. The Lord has brought people from all parts of the globe to Sao Paulo. Known as the “Diaspora Community,” these immigrants are settling into poor ethnic communities throughout the city called “favelas” and often feel a bit lost.

Mobilize and Train people to engage with the Diaspora Community

Create a “YWAM House” to enfold people and minister to their spiritual and physical needs and provide a safe environment

Establish ministry centers within these poor communities that will minister locally and focus on local problems

Train new believers from within these communities to reach their own people

We are Cleber and Raissa Santos! We work with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) here in Flagstaff. For 14 years, we have been serving in the mission world.

Cleber and Raissa have been working with YWAM’s Discipleship School and Leadership Training in Flagstaff. Also, Raissa has just completed coordinating the translation of the book of Ruth in the Hopi language.

We have five kiddos! Two are grown and living in Brazil, and three are here with us!