So why Brazil?

”...and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” — Acts 1:8

 Have you ever wondered, “What are the ends of the earth?”

Graystone Church is partnering with Hope and Life Brazil and planning two trips to Brazil in the summer of 2017!

 We’ll be going to the city of Curitiba – the most populous city in the southern region of Brazil located in the southeast corner of the country. In Curitiba, we’ll work with Brazilian orphanages to make a difference in their community and therefore change their country and make a difference in the Kingdom.

If you’re interested in going with us to Brazil, sign up below. If you have questions about the trip, keep reading, or email us at for more details.

June 15-24, 2017
July 13-22, 2017

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Frequently Asked Questions

When are the trips?
June 15-24, 2017
July 13-22, 2017

What is the cost of the trip?
$2,200 (if you have a valid Brazilian visa)
$2,400 (if you don't have a valid Brazilian visa)

What are the deadlines?
A nonrefundable deposit of $200 is needed by February 15, 2017. The total balance is due June 1, 2017. (Space is limited so sign up soon!)

What we will be doing in Brazil?
This trip is going to be amazing! Whether it is your first mission trip or your tenth, you are going to be a part of an intense, fun, beautiful week! The majority of our time in Brazil will be spent creatively ministering to the orphans at Lar Herminia Orphanage. Through Bible stories, music, sports, and games, we will share the love of Jesus with these sweet kids. We will also spend time encouraging the church and people of Brazil.

Do I need a passport?
Yes, a passport is required for all travel outside the U.S. If you don't have one, please apply for it ASAP.

Do I need shots?
No vaccines are required, but the CDC does recommend a couple of vaccinations when traveling to Brazil -

Who can go?

You must be 16 years of age, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you have a willingness to go share your faith and encourage the children of Brazil we want you to go. 

If trips fill up, priority will be given to Graystone members and attendees.

Is it safe?
Yes. We are flying reputable airlines and staying in accommodations with a trusted partner.

Do I have to speak Portuguese?

What if I've never been on a mission trip?
Then it's a perfect trip for you! This is a trip for everyone.

Will I have to speak in front of crowds?
Although the opportunity may present itself, no one will be forced to share.

I'm not great with children but I am at construction and/or landscaping. Am I needed?
Absolutely! There are always projects at the camp going on.

If your question about this trip was not answered, please email us at