Marissol and I have been serving with Word of Life for the last 26 years. We have served for 22 years in Brazil and the last 4 years in Costa Rica. Now as we head back to Brazil we are excited about the opportunities of ministry that are opening up in Brazil with SCORE International.
Steve Theis: In 1963, my parents George and Joan Theis went to Brazil as missionaries with Word of Life. In 1968 my mother led me in the sinner’s prayer and by faith I received God’s gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. In 1970 at a camp meeting where my father was preaching I said to Jesus here is my life use it as you like.
Marissol Theis: I was born into a partially Christian family in Recife, Brazil. My mother (Anna) was saved but my father (Umberto) to this day has not surrendered to Christ. When I was 13 years old as my pastor gave the invitation for salvation I went forward and received God’s gift of forgiveness of sins through Jesus. In 1993 enrolled in the Word of Life Bible Institute in Recife, Brazil. That was where I met Steve and we were married in 1995.
We have three lovely daughters, Jessica-1997, Amanda-1999 and Melissa-2001.
In SCORE, we will be helping the Local Churches across Brazil by networking them with Churches in the USA who will provide construction, ministry, sports and medical teams. Our desire is to help motivate Americans and Brazilians to see God’s heart for WORLD MISSIONS!
We also have a vision for year around camps for needy public school students. By sharing the gospel first with the students and then with their families we want to reach their community for Christ. Our goal is to see these families attending a Bible believing church. We will be strategically located in a city called São Jose dos Campos. This city is an hour away from São Paulo a city of over 20 million people. It is amazing what the Lord is doing! In June one of SCORE’s ministry partners will be going to Brazil. Their plan is to look at a camp in São Jose dos Campos with possibility of purchasing this location to share the good news of Christ.