President & Field Director (Open Arms in Brazil)
As a boy Eduardo became involved with a gang and was eventually arrested on burglary and drug charges and sentenced to time at a juvenile detention center. Upon release he began attending a church youth group and volunteering with Open Arms. He came to Christ through the youth group in 2007 shortly after his release and began teaching dance as a volunteer in an Open Arms outreach, participating in Open Arms short term missions, and attending evangelism training camps.
In 2013, after many years of serving as a volunteer with Open Arms, being discipled by Open Arms missionaries, supporting himself as a commercial painter, and graduating from college, Eduardo became a full-time missionary with Open Arms. In 2014 Eduardo assumed the role of Vice-President for Open Arms in Brazil, and then in 2018, President & Field Director for Brazil.
He and Claudia married in November 2013, they welcomed their first child, a daughter, Maria Rita, in early 2018.
Eduardo’s monthly current support need is for $1,250 per month.