Dear Friends of
Horses for Orphans

Richard and I have safely arrived in Brazil and from day one the challenges began. First we had a power cut and therefore also no water. Then one of our horses crashed through the arena fence at a gallop at midnight, after having been spooked by cars that were racing by, and broke a main post with six rails attached. But God is good! The power is back on, we have water and the horse is not injured.

It is so great to be re-united with our boys Regy, Douglas and Valdemir and our base leader, Suzie Moniz, who has been taking care of them since August. She has done a fabulous job, supporting the boys on their personal journey as well as helping them with school and taking care of the horses.

Suzie returned to Canada yesterday and we are looking for someone else to take her position either long-term or from end of November until mid January. If you are interested in coming either for a short-term or long-term stay with Horses for Orphans on our beautiful base near Anapolis, please read the mission opportunity below and contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Much, much love,
Ingela & Richard

Long term and short term mission opportunities in Brazil for singles or couples who are called to orphans and at risk to be street children.

Horses for Orphans is seeking people who carry the Father’s heart and are called to minister the Father’s love to orphans and at risk to be street children as well as equip and empower teenage boys to reach their destiny as beloved children of God and help them develop life skills.
1. Critically needed position: Base leader(s) for the last week of November 2016 until the last week in January 1017:
Horses for Orphans currently has a long-term opportunity for a single person or a couple to come and stay at the Brazil base for 2 months, starting on the 23rd November to take care of two Brazilian boys Douglas (orphaned at 1 years of age, now 17 years, photo above) and Valdemir (lived at an orphanage since the age of 4 years, now 16 years, photo below) while Richard and Ingela will be out of the country. The base in on a small farm about 15km from Anapolis, Brazil. There are also 3 horses, 1 dog, chickens and a permanent care taker living on the farm. This is a voluntary position, but food and accommodation will be provided.

Basic Requirements for long-term missionaries:
  • volunteers must have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
  • walking in God’s love
  • teachable
  • culturally adaptable
  • the ability to work without direct supervision, while remaining accountable to the directors of Horse for Orphans
  • willingness to work under the Horses for Orphans vision and values
  • willing to serve and share daily responsibilities
  • able to receive directions
  • positive attitude
Support for long-term missionaries
Long-term missionaries are responsible for their own financial support and come to Horses for Orphans to volunteer. Food and lodging will be provided.

2. Opportunity for short-term missions:
A short-term mission involves a two to three week visit to Horses for Orphans. You will have the opportunity to serve by:
  • hugging children and teenagers
  • teaching English
  • cooking, cleaning, washing dishes
  • various farm projects (painting, roofing, fence building)
  • helping teenagers with their homework
  • taking care of horses (if you are experienced)
  • teaching horsemanship (if you are qualified)
  • playing football
  • help with admin
  • praying for children and youth
  • sharing the love of God
Basic Requirements for short-term volunteers:
  • must have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ
  • walk in God’s love
  • must have a heart to serve
  • plan on being as self-reliant as possible
  • teachable
  • culturally adaptable
  • willingness to work under the Horses for Orphans vision and values
  • willingness to share daily responsibilities
  • able to receive directions
  • positive attitude
  • visitors must be at least 18 years old – unless traveling with a parent or a team leader

Contact information:
Richard&Ingela Larsson Smith








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Option 1
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Option 2
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Option 3
You can purchase a rope halter for your horse made by the boys who live at Betel children's home. The proceeds go to the boys for their future as well as to the Horses for Orphans projects.
To purchase a rope halter, please email:
Hilary Rands for the UK at and Devanee Cardinal for Canada at
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