Mario and Lika are both Brazilian. Mario is from the state of Tocantins in north Brazil and Lika was born in the state of Parana in south Brazil, but her parents (Jonas and Iria Braun, also ACTION missionaries) served in Ecuador for over 20 years where Lika studied in an American school and then went to college in California where she graduated with and Art degree in December of 2004 from Azusa Pacific University. Lika joined ACTION in 2004 and returned to Brazil where she meet Mario who was serving the Lord as a missionary through YWAM (Youth With A Mission).
They were married July 5th of 2008 and are serving the Lord together in Goiania, Brazil. Mario joined ACTION as well but they continue to work in partnership with YWAM, where Mario is the current base director and Lika is involved with Children in crisis ministries.
In 2006 God gave Mario a vision to invest in the African continent through leadership training and planting evangelism ministry teams in local churches. Three teams already have been planted in Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa since 2006 together with a team of 7 Brazilians who are also part of this ministry we call the Africa Mobile Team.
We pray that the Lord will release us from our responsibilities in Brazil so that we can move to South Africa (where we will be based out of) and continue this ministry.