Lucivan and Claire (Helring) Ferreira

Santarém, PA

Claire knew from a very young age that God was calling her to do something great for Him but it wasn’t until several years later she would realize what that plan would be.  Raised in a Christian home, she was always involved in church and serving the Lord.  Her life was forever transformed in her early teen years when she was able to spend almost four years in Pensacola, FL at the Brownsville Revival.  It was during this time that her family was called to work with Project Amazon.

At age 15, Claire moved to Brazil with her family. Their time in Brazil was cut short due to the terminal illness of her grandmother. Claire and her family returned to the US in September of 2001.  Claire went on to finish high school and get her Bachelors degree in Business Administration at Belmont University.

The summer of 2006, Claire was seeking the Lord to know His plan for her life. He placed Brazil on her heart.  In May of 2007, Claire set out on an adventure to spend the summer interning with PAZ. It was during this time God confirmed she was to return as a full-time missionary.  In August of 2008, Claire moved to Brazil. 

Lucivan, a native of the Santarem area, was saved in his late teen years at the local PAZ church.  He became involved with several ministries; such as cell groups, discipleship, drama. 

Claire and Lucivan met in 2010 through friends from church.  They were married in May 2013 and welcomed their daugther Anna Elizabeth in September of 2016. 

Currently, both Claire and Lucivan lead cell groups on Wednesday and Saturday and are supervisors over four groups.  They have 9 disciples they meet with on a regular basis, as well.  Their hearts are to work with youth/young adults.  In her new role as ‘mommy’, Claire has taken a more administrative role in the mission helping the directors with different things.  

Claire and Lucivan would like to encourage anyone who reads this to remember that no matter your age or where you are in life, if the Lord has called you to do something for Him, He will be faithful to do it. (1 Thess. 5:24)