From witchcraft to godmother
Grandmother and son reunited in Jesus
A Brazilian woman who once practised divination and black magic, is living a transformed life, thanks to Latin partners Ian and Simea Meldrum at Living Waters church in Olinda.
“When we first met Mrs Jo she was a ‘mae de santos’, a spiritist leader. Her life had been one long tragedy, losing four sons through violent deaths and her daughter had severe mental health problems,” the Meldrums recalled.
Through the ministry of Living Waters church, Jo now knows and loves Jesus. She has recently taken in her grandson Ivson, who has been living at My Father’s House, a haven for at-risk boys from Olinda’s violent streets.
“Ivson came to My Father’s House five years ago, when he was 12,” says Simea. “We remember him carrying handmade guns provided by the man living with his mother at the time. Since then, his life turned around.”
A local child welfare judge agreed that Ivson can now live with his grandmother, Jo, and My Father’s House will continue to follow up with these two people who have been transformed into family.
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Published: 08:40 31 July 2012 | 1121 viewsLast updated: 27 July 2012 See other stories in these categories: MISSION UPDATE, Latin America, News: Timothy partners