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RENATA ZAGABRIA

Renata have been married with Robson for almost 13 years and they have three kids, Raphael, Renê and Ramany. Currently they serve together at Jacob’s Well Brazil.

Renata was born in the city of São Paulo. An only child, she grew up in a happy home, with a wonderful father and mother. Since she was a child she dreamed of becoming a doctor to help people, and as a senior on high school, her father came to pass of brain cancer. This event shook her life and led the young Renata to give up her dreams and live a life full of pain and hopelessness, a life filled with alcohol, drugs and after two suicide attempts, the love of Jesus transformed her and made Renata to live again. This event rekindled the dream of helping people. And since 2006, loving and serving people is the reason for which Renata lives every day of her life.

Renata and Robson got married, and they began to lead Small Groups together in their church. In 2008 they moved to the City of Campina Grande in the State of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil to fulfill a pastoral call. There, Robson and Renata served as pastors of that local church for more than 10 years.

During these years, a great desire to serve rural communities in the interior of the Northeast was growing in their hearts. These communities lack basic needs such as water, food, education, and especially salvation in Jesus Christ.

In mid 2014, while on a vacation in Fortaleza, Robson and Renata met the Cassula family (Renato and Michele and children) who were American missionaries in Brazil founders of the Jacob’s Well Brazil. During that same time, Robson and Renata visited the first project of evangelism and development in Riacho da Porta (Pentecoste-CE). That meeting happened according to God’s plan.

From then on Robson and Renata developed a friendship with the Cassula family and it was not long before and their hearts were united in desire for the evangelization and transformation of the rural communities in northeastern Brazil.