Snapshots of Hope

Young Adult Purchases House with the Sales of Books

In 2017, 18-year-old Erika Priscila Silva do Carmo was preparing for her college entrance exams. The study routine was common to those her age, but Erika had bigger dreams. A resident of Belém in the state of Pará (northern Brazil), the neighborhood Terra Firme, posed a high level of violence. It was sometimes scary; but that didn’t stop Erika from pursuing her goals. During a Sabbath service in the Adventist church where she worshiped, Erika was faced with the opportunity to achieve dreams that she never imagined were possible.