Mission Partner: Andy and Rose Roberts
Andy grew up in The Belfrey and got his first taste for mission during a short term trip to Croatia with the youth group in 2001. This prompted him to take a gap year where he visited Brazil for the first time in 2004. God worked tremendously during this time and led him to return to Brazil as a 'full time' missionary after graduating from Newcastle University in 2007. Since then, Andy married his long term Brazilian girlfriend, Rose, in 2009 at St Michael le Belfrey in York. They both then returned to Olinda, NE Brazil as CMS (Church Mission Society) Mission Partners where they have been working with children at risk. In 2012 they felt God leading them to begin a new work amongst the young girls in the city who have been forced into prostitution or who have suffered abuse from their families. ReVive International was founded as a charity in the UK and Brazil which helps rescue these young girls, restore their lives and renew their hope for the future.
You can keep up to date with their work by using the following sites:
ReVive's website - www.revive-international.org
Andy and Rose's blog - www.andyandrose.posterous.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/reviveinternational