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Aaron & Cristiana Brakefield

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Aaron was raised in Minnesota where his parents served pastorates with the North Central Conference of The Evangelical Church. While attending Vennard College, he sensed God leading him into ministry. A six-month college internship with Evangelical Church Missions in Brazil confirmed this calling to cross-cultural mission work.
Cristiana was raised in Brazil and was instrumental in establishing the Brazilian work of Evangelical Church Missions. She is a charter member of the Vida em Cristo (Life in Christ) Church in Cubatão, Brazil and has demonstrated gifts of leadership and service.
The lives of Aaron and Cristiana came together in 2002 while Aaron was serving a short-term assignment in Brazil. Upon completion of the short-term assignment Cristiana joined him at Vennard College in Iowa and they were married in 2003. Aaron and Cristiana were granted career missioanry status with Evangelical Church Missions in March 2004. They arrived in Brazil in June 2006 and have 3 children, Nicolas, Jonas and Marcos.
Aaron currently serves as pastor of Vida em Cristo church and directs A Rocha (the Rock) youth club that reaches to unchurched youth. Cristiana helps coordinate ministries involving teaching and translation of English and supervision of short-term workers with ECM.


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