Get to Know Rebekah Bove

Hi, I'm Rebekah Bove. I minister in Brazil Sao Paulo.

Ministry Description

The reality of the lives of the kids who comes to Vinde Meninos is quite sad. Most of them live in a very poor community about three minutes away from the ministry's property. A lot of them come from broken families with not a lot of money. Many of these precious kids are lacking love and discipline from their homes. In their community there is a lot of drug and alcohol abuse. The kids coming to Vinde Meninos get an opportunity to hear about Jesus, be loved, have a meal and have fun in a safe Christian environment as opposed to the streets where they would be exposed to many things.

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About Rebekah

What is a testimony? A testimony is my love story with Jesus. It is how God used the Gospel in my life. What is the Gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:1-5 says, "Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve." In the words of Larry Moyer, "Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead." The Gospel in ten words right there!

How did that impact my life? I grew up with a family who loves the Lord and taught me about Jesus often. I learned at an early age that I am a sinner and that I fall short of God's glory as it says in Romans 3:23. Therefore I deserve eternal separation from God in hell for all eternity. I learned that God is holy and I am not, therefore my sin separates me from Him. That is bad news. Ephesians 2:8-9 talks about how I cannot save myself! "It is by grace you have been saved through faith.." How then can we be saved? Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."John 14:6 it is only through Jesus we can be saved!

Growing up in a family who knows this truth, I "knew" God in the way that I "know" the president. I knew that God is the Creator of the world and that He is good, but I lacked an actual personal relationship with Jesus! At the age of about eight years old, Jesus saved me by His grace! He forgives me and cleanses me of my sins. He has made me His child as it talks about in John 1:12. I trusted in Christ as my Savior at a young age and I thank God for that! It is amazing to think upon His love for us!

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

A few years after being saved, I knew I wanted to live my life for Christ in a big way! I falsely assumed that that only happens when we reach a certain age of adulthood. God used 1 Timothy 4:12 to change my perspective! It says, "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." I learned that God could use me right where I was.

The Lord gave me opportunities to serve such as in my neighborhood, in my Church and Christian camps. In and through serving in those areas, my heart for missions grew. For many many years I have had a heart for missions. It is amazing to see how being faithful with the opportunities in front of us, can lead to faithfulness across the ocean. All for the glory of God!

"And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Luke 10:27

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