Remembering Nildo

Posted By on Apr 6, 2015 | 0 comments


in Featured Stories, Stories - 2 min read by Blog Team

Remembering Nildo

A few weeks ago, we received the tragic news that Nildo, the Brazilian street child who is the inspiration behind our Child Sponsorship Program, had passed away.

For years, Nildo’s incredible story has touched the lives of thousands around the world, both as an encouragement and a challenge to move beyond being merely overwhelmed by the injustices of poverty, to “seeing the one” and responding with compassion.

Nildo - World Help

World Help’s Vice President Noel Brewer Yeatts wrote the following words that capture the magnitude of his loss in each of our hearts:

Nildo lived. He lived and because he lived—I lived. I have lived a life that would have been very different without meeting him. Because he lived, his story touched thousands—hundreds of thousands—inspiring them to get involved. He lived and became a son, brother, and true friend loved by many.

My one comfort is that this child who bore the scars of abandonment, fear, loneliness, and pain now rests in the arms of a loving God—truly rescued once and for all. Right now, Nildo’s death feels like the end to a spectacular story. But I have to believe God is not finished yet . . .  [Read more from Noel’s post “Alternate Endings” ]

Because of Nildo’s remarkable influence in the lives of so many, we have made the coverage of his memorial service available to you below. We invite you—whether you’ve heard his story or not—to celebrate Nildo’s life with us today. It is a gripping testimony of how one child’s life transformed can truly change the world.

Watch Nildo Memorial from World Help on Vimeo.

Nildo left behind a wife and three young children. The funds collected through his memorial fund will go toward providing immediate support for his surviving family.

Give to Nildo’s Memorial Fund >>

 


SUGGESTED STORIES
READ NEXT STORY
World Help Gifts

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. - Matthew 28:6 Easter, the celebration of the risen Christ, is about hope. Every year at Easter, we make it a point to invite our friends and family to ...
Defeating ISIS With the Word of God

Only days ago, I was in the crumbling nation of Iraq, where our World Help emergency teams are working tirelessly to serve persecuted Christians who have barely escaped the clutches of ISIS. Th ...