Meet our Team
The Fiuza Family
We are the Fiuza Family. I am Kelsimom, and I am from Goiás, Brazil, Adriana is from Paraná, Brazil, and our kids Lukas and Agatha are from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
I have been serving the Lord full-time in missions since 1994 and Adriana since 1993.
We worked at the Evangelism Department at the YWAM base in Contagem, MG, Brazil from 1995 to 2009, and we held evangelistic campaigns in many Brazilian cities as well as in Asia and Africa. We also served in Senegal, West Africa in 2003 and 2004.
I was the director of the YWAM base in Contagem, Brazil from 2006 to 2011 and part of the National Leadership of YWAM Brazil. We have worked in over 30 countries with short-term Evangelism teams.
We have a degree in Pedagogy. I have taken a course to become a Soccer Coach with emphasis on preaching the Gospel and currently I am going through Theology School to better serve the Lord in my calling as a missionary.
We are the founders and leaders of the Indochina Window Project/Southeast Asia, and have missionaries developing ministries in Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand.
We have been in Thailand since 2013 and are the leaders of The Tree of Life Ministry which is part of the Indochina Window.
We are members of the Life Community Church in the city of Guarapuava, PR, Brazil.
“We understand that the Lord called us to be missionaries among the Unreached People Groups (where there are no Christians or only less than 2% of the population is Christian), and our dream and prayers is that each village in our region in Thailand would have a church (group of people) that worships Jesus with all their heart and faithfully fulfill Jesus’ calling for them as a church.”
Contact info: email@example.com / @kelsimom / @adrianapatituccifiuza
The Santos Family
We are the Santos Family. We are from Jaboatão dos Guararapes, PE. We are proudly from the Northeast of Brazil. I am Felype and am married to Angélica and we have a daughter named Ana Victoria, our miracle who was born here in Thailand.
We went through DTS (Discipleship Training School) in 2011 at the YWAM base in Sertão Crato, Ceará. Later we went to Curitiba where we did SALT (Staff and Leadership Training School) and SOSM (School of Strategic Missions), and it was there where God called us to go to Thailand to plant churches, make disciples, and expand God’s Kingdom where there are Buddhist tribes and peoples that have never heard of the true savior Jesus Christ.
We came to Thailand in 2013 to pioneer something that was in God’s heart. Little by little the doors started opening, we improved in our language learning (Thai), we were able to enter the schools through activities with the kids, soccer, and English as tools, and we were being prepared for a big step that we would take…
We’ve already been in Thailand for 7 years. We have a work with young Christian believers of the Akha ethnic group, we have a church in the Mae Muang Noi village where every Sunday we worship God together and we are also engaged in preaching the gospel. And by God’s grace today we have a big Community Center where we have a soccer field and a music room which allow us to teach more than just soccer and music skills, but we also teach the kids not to give up on their dreams and to fight for their goals, knowing that when Jesus is with us all things are possible.
During the course of our 10 years of marriage, we have gone through many difficulties, obstacles, and every kind of tribulation and storm in our personal and ministerial lives, but what stands out to us is the power of obedience to God. When we obey God, people surrender their lives, are healed, miracles happen, every kind of blessing is released… our living example is Ana Victoria, our daughter who was begotten not only as a fruit of much prayers or acts of faith… but as a fruit of obedience to God.
ALL THE HONOR AND GLORY TO THE LORD!
Hi, I am Bruna. I am from Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.
In 2008 I did my first missionary training at a YWAM base in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. I served with them for almost 5 years and I had the opportunity to work with training and discipleship in Brazil and in neighboring countries, and I also had the opportunity to graduate with a Theology degree from the Betel Theological College in Acre, Brazil.
In 2013 I came to Thailand to serve with a YWAM ministry called Create International where I learned contextualization, video editing, photography, graphic drawing, and painting, and where I served in this field of Media and Visual Arts for 5 years, creating evangelistic materials for unreached people groups in Asia and training people with the same interest in these fields.
In 2018 I moved to the town of Mae Ai and joined The Tree of Life Ministry. My role in the ministry is to coordinate the courses we offer at the Community Center. Besides this I also teach God’s Word, arts & crafts, and English to the kids in the cell groups, churches, and at a local school every week. I am also responsible to keep our social media up-to-date.
My prayer for Thailand is that the Thai people will know Jesus through the love of God that we show while we teach or simply by spending time with them. Love is the reason for everything we do.
Contact info: +66617945005 / firstname.lastname@example.org / @brunaleiath
The Huamueang Family
We are the Huamueang family.We are a Thai family. I, Chanchai, was born in Phayao. My wife, Pia, was born in Udon Thani. We got married in October, 2007. We have a son named Guitar. He is 8 years old. Our family is a member of the Panchaitong Church, in Mae Ai, Chiang Mai.
I graduated from Chiang Rai Rajabhat University with a major in Community Development. Pia graduated from Bangkok Bible Seminary.
After graduation, I started working with the Community Resource Foundation and lived in Chiang Mai for 1 year, and then moved to Mae Ai, where I worked with Fulllife Development Project, which is a mission about community development as well as evangelization.
In May 2015, I started working with the Tree of Life Ministry, in Mae Ai, Chiang Mai. We pioneered cell groups for children in certain communities, as well as taught football and served the local church.
In May 2020, I went to work in Canada to raise money to support my family and learn more English to be able to serve more effectively, and in the year 2022 I believe that God will bring me back to serve with The Tree of Life Ministry in Mae Ai again.
Now my wife, Pia, a pastor of Panchaitong Church, besides serving in the church, is also serving with The Tree of Life Ministry in Mae Ai.
This is a small part of our story.
It’s very good to be able to share with you about our family.
God bless you.
Contact info: email@example.com
We are the Cruz family. Renzo was born in Vila Velha, ES, Brazil, and I, Lívia, was born in Bom Despacho, MG, Brazil. We have two kids. Calebe, our firstborn, and Elisa; both were born in Thailand.
In 2008, we both went through DTS (Discipleship Training School) at the YWAM Contagem, and that’s when we started our life in missions. We got married in January, 2009, after graduating, and for a year and half we served at church in Minas Gerais.
In 2010, God guided us to go serve at the YWAM base in Almirante Tamandaré (in the great Curitiba area) and so we did. We moved there and from 2010 through 2013 we worked with training and discipleship. It was a key moment in our lives that would help us in all we would experience later. It was at this base that we received our calling to Thailand, and faster than we could have anticipated God brought us to serve the Thai people.
It was incredible when we stepped foot at the village for the first time, in June, 2013. There we saw that the Lord’s plans for our lives go much beyond all that we can imagine.
So we lived 6 and a half years in this nation. We experienced many challenges, cried many times, and laughed a hundred times more than we cried. God gave us the privilege to be with the Thai people, learn their culture, language, and live near them. We also had the privilege to announce the good news to people who had never heard about Jesus, and it was in Thailand that God gave us the privilege to become parents to Calebe and Elisa.
Today we are members of the Baptist Church in the Ouro Preto region in Minas Gerais, and we have other partner churches that are with us in this journey.
In this year of 2020 we are in Brazil, at the YWAM base in Contagem, MG. This is a year to stay united as a family, strengthen connections and make new partnerships. It’s a time in which our goal is to prepare ourselves to return to Thailand in 2021. When we return we will move to the city of Chiang Rai, which is an hour and a half away from the Mae Ai village. There we will be starting a new work front in the region, with the purpose of reaching new villages and regions in the city of Chiang Rai.
Anyway, this is a small part of our story...
It’s very good to be able to share with you about our family.
God bless you.