At the age of 8 Thiago’s father encouraged him to enroll in a tennis academy and he soon fell in love with the sport. He played until the age of 18 in an attempt at a professional career. Thiago and Denise met when he was 20 and she was 16. Denise grew up playing sports and specifically played volleyball as a child. Denise had grown up in an evangelical home while Thiago had not. Thiago came to a saving knowledge of Christ just before their marriage. They now have 2 daughters (Beatriz and Rafaela), we met. Sports is in the blood of their family, Beatriz represents the city in swimming and Rafaela does ballet.
In 2016 they met Daniel and Babi and he told them about the AECA project. They immediately loved the idea of using sport to speak about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Thiago started on volunteering on the weekends and this only increased their desire to serve more and more. In 2018 they became full-time missionaries. Thiago is currently studying at the Word of Life seminar and is a Physical Education student through the nearby college. Denise has a degree in Nutrition and a specialist in Food Quality and Safety.
God is teaching us about …
Living in dependence on Him
The preferred foods or drinks for post-training recovery are:
Water and Barbecue
Thiago likes coca cola and Denise likes orange juice
The professional athlete I most want to compete against is:
Thiago: Roger Federer; Denise: Bernardinho volleyball coach and Novak Djokovic
The best lesson I learned about sportsmanship was…
Sport is inclusive, people from all walks of life, race and creed participate together. Excellent tool for life where we are not always the winners.
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