Beth Myriams of Brazil
Beth Myriam Goiania
There is a dental office at Goiânia BM. In 2012, 400 people were attended there, receiving teeth restoration, mobile prothesis and tooth extractions. There were over 100 emergency treatments to relieve toothaches.
On October 12th, a feast day in Brazil to celebrate Our Lady Aparecida - patroness of the country - and also Children Day, more than 26 gallons of ice cream were served to the kids, who also ate 300 sandwiches and drank 13 gallons of soda. Each week, from January to October, 30 boys and girls were evangelized at Goiânia BM, getting to know the Catechism.
In 2012, two and a half tons of rice were distributed to 50 enrolled families. Besides that, 10,800 meals were served at the BM.
This year, Goiânia BM needs donations to prepare a Christmas lunch for 300 people, to buy 250 gifts for the kids and to give 100 baskets with food (rice, bean, sugar, oil, salt, etc.) to the enrolled families.
Testimony 1Every Monday, during the months of August and September, 24 hr. prayers to the Souls in Purgatory were organized at the Beth Myriam for the intention of the unemployed people who would come, some who were without jobs for more than two years. After the 8 Mondays of prayer, a total of 10 people have now found work, and are very happy to at last be able to sustain their families. Jõao and Marcelo were without work for almost 2 years and are now employed and thankful for God's Providence. Through the intercession of Our Lady and the Souls in Purgatory, the Beth Myriam showed the way of faith and hope to people who were in despair.
Ma. da Gloria, TLIG Volunteer
Testimony 2One Saturday in October, we were preparing the usual quantity of food to be served in the Beth Myriam. When the food was ready, we saw many people, adults and children arriving to be fed. We noticed that the food we cooked was not enough for the people; many were still pouring in, the line was getting longer and there was no time to cook more. We put our hands together over the big pot of rice with chicken and prayed the Our Father. When we started serving, we noticed that as we served, the food never diminished! In the end, everyone ate well, to his heart's content. When we prepare the food now, we always start with the prayer of the Our Father, and everyday a new miracle of multiplication happens.
Ana and Milu, TLIG Volunteers
Testimony 3A woman named Maria Silva came in despair to the Beth Myriam. Her husband had been brutally killed by groups of drug dealers. She has two children and is 7 months pregnant. They lived in a house lent to them, but after her husband's murder she was not allowed to continue living in that house any more. She had nothing to eat and was in a deep depression. We immediately collected food and milk for the children, and clothes for the baby who was soon to be born. She had come to the BM to ask for help. She was weeping a lot when she arrived there, and she didn't have anything to eat for days. In that moment, the group started praying to the Virgin Mary, asking Her to come in rescue of that family, which was fatherless and so sad. We prayed the Rosary with her and asked, full of faith, for a solution to their lives. After we finished, she took the food and left. One week later we got to know that the woman was able to move to her mother's house, in another state of Brazil. She said that she was totally lost when she arrived at the Beth Myriam, but after the prayers and the donations she felt that God was with her.
Contact informationAddress: Goiania, Brazil
Responsible: Maria da Gloria Cavalcante