Mission Overview

Montalegre, which translates to “Happy Mountain”, is a refuge to the poor children Recife, Brasil. Doris Gene Stewart, “Momma Doris”, was the founder and overseer of what started as an orphanage in 1976. She helped 777 children find homes across the world. Adoptions stopped after the government didn’t allow it any longer. It is a now a free daycare that helps up to 60 children ages 2-5 that come from impoverished homes in the area.

From 7-5 Monday-Friday, these children receive food, clothing, showers, schooling, hygiene necessities, social interactions, a place to nap, comfort, love, and a safety. There are currently 4 staff members, 3 teachers and a cook.

The vision for this place is to educate by providing free English lessons and bible study lessons to share God’s love with the children.

The most important thing asked for is prayer. Lots and lots of prayer! We are also asking for people to share the vision with family and friends. After that, if you feel led to give, please do so. The current areas of need for funds are to support personnel with all the operations it takes to run this mission and new goals.