Vinicius Augusto da Silva, member of the First Independent Presbyterian Church of Marília, São Paulo State, Brazil. Graduated in Systems Analysis from Anhanguera Educacional College, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, took a course in Theology at IBED (Biblical Institute Star of David), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. In recent years his activities have been in areas of praise and worship, youth ministry, evangelism, visits to rehabition centers, support for social projects performed by church, administrative activities and divulgation of the Mission department, Children’s ministry as well a short-term mission trip to Mozambique. Vinicius also actively participated in Mundo Up (World Up), an interdenominational project created to join and mobilize the youth in order to proclaim the love of God in a creative way such as promoting meetings, moonlight parties, evangelism and Web radio. Currently he has developed missionary activity at AIM Office (Africa Inland Mission) as Coordinator of the Short Term Ministry.
Bruna Ramos Silva, member of the First Independent Presbyterian Church of Marília, São Paulo State, Brazil. Graduated in Nursing from Unimar – University of Marília, took a course in Theology at IBED (Biblical Institute Star of David), Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. She is passionated about children and fascinated by the art of teaching and disciplining young children in the way of the Lord. In recent years she has worked in the Children’s ministry as well as support for social projects mobilized by the church. She also took a short-term mission trip to Mozambique. Currently she has developed missionary activity at AIM Office (Africa Inland Mission) as Assistant of the Personnel Department.
Married since 2014, they are parents of little girl "Malu" who was born in February 2018.
Our missionary desire turned up many years ago in adolescence, and since we returned from a mission trip to Mozambique in a short-term ministry, we realized that God was calling us to greater challenges. When we were serving in Africa, we realized the hard situation in which people live, both physical and spiritual, poverty, misery, social injustice, lack of basic resources for a dignified survival, and the number of people still unreached by the power of the Gospel, our hearts were touched by compassion in order to become instruments of God in this continent.
We are missionaries from the First Independent Presbyterian Church of Marília, linked to the Evangelization Secretariat of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil, and we are part of the body of missionaries from AIM – Africa Inland Mission. We have been in preparation phase project divulgation, raising funds for survival, finishing the mentoring mission, learning and improving the English language.
We are going to be part of a missionaries team for working in northern Mozambique. The purpose of our team is working with the church implantation among Mwani people.