Chris and Carrie are missionaries in Recife, Brazil. Chris grew up in the church but the gospel never penetrated his heart. He gave up on religion during his college years, and although he was a “good person”, he lived for himself and his love for soccer. Christ rescued Chris after he graduated from college and started working in Florida. Carrie grew up in a Christian home and accepted the Lord as her Savior at a young age. Missions has always been a big part of her life as her grandparents and even her great-grandmother served as missionaries with South America Mission.
Soccer has been a reoccurring theme in their lives and relationship. They met playing soccer with friends, Chris proposed on the soccer field, and they even had a soccer match at their wedding in February 2011.
The Himes are part of the Recife Redemptive Ministry team, which exists to reach the least of these with the saving grace of Jesus Christ. The base of operations is an impoverished suburb of Recife called Dois Unidos. The Recife team wants to see entire communities transformed holistically—for God’s glory—through evangelism, lifestyle witness and engagement with communities. As they serve, they seek to be a model for the local churches to work for transformation as well. One key area of ministry for the Himes involves soccer, using the sport as an evangelism platform and tool for discipling youth from the local neighborhoods.
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