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David Franklin Caldeira
Music Ministry and Tech service
I was born in the cityof Imperatriz, in the state of Maranhão, Brazil, into a christian home. My father was always in the pastoral ministry. When I was eight years old, I acepted Jesus as my personal Saviour as I heard a message preached by my father. From that point on, my life began to change. My first contact with Word of Life was when I was 15 years old. I served as a life guard at the Word of Life Summer Camp in Atibaia, São Paulo, Brazil. While there,I heard of the WOL EMME group (School of Music, Ministry and Evangelism) where I later attended for a year. After my year at EMME, I went through a rough period where I was unable to participte as a volunteer during summer camps because of indisciplinary conduct. That served as a lesson for me and impulsed my reconciliation with the Lord, to repent of my sins and have fresh start, this time doing things differently. In 2006, I had my first oportunity to serve in WOL again, this time in Caldas Novas – state of Goias. A friend from church invited me to go and serve during the summer; and this time I was determined to change my life around. My first time serving with WOL Caldas went so good, that the leadership began inviting me to participate in the other events, even paying my transportation to be able to serve in the different conference seasons and events. In 2009, I was invited to serve for a year as a colaborator in the ministry, and I have been here ever since. In 2011, I became a missionary in training and in 2013, was accepted as a full time missionary with WOL Caldas Novas. It has been a blessing to serve in such a vibrant ministry. I serve in the area of music ministries and tech service. Since I have been here, I have been able to put out a CD with some traditional hymns and some of my personal music. My desire is to one day marry and have a family to better serve the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:17