Chip and Crystal have been married for 20 years. As of 1998, they had been living happily in Florida after Chip had finally completed his 15 years of preparation to be a vascular surgeon. A vascular surgeon is trained in the diagnosis and management of diseases the vascular system, specifically, arteries and veins. Chip Gonsalves was born in Woburn, Massachusetts, grew up in Andover and was the first in his family to attend college. Read More →
Paulo Lima was born in Sao Leopoldo, RS, Brasil in December 7, 1971. He is the third child out of 11. He heard God's word for the first time at age 9-10 and at age 11, he realized he wanted to be a Christian and a missionary.
Paulo received Christ as my Lord and Savior at age 18 on January 4, 1990 [Reference: John 1:12]. He was baptized by immersion with the Holy Spirit and fire in February 1990 [Reference: Acts 2].
Paulo did a seminar on theology from 1990 to 1991 and in the year 1992, he did public evangelism. In 1993, he started a church in rural areas.
In 1994, he got married to Solange Lima.
From 1995 to 1996, he studied for a Bachelors degree in Theological Ministry. In October of 1996, Paulo and his family moved to Bolivia to become missionaries [Reference: Valley de los Yungas, La Paz, Bolivia]. In the year 2000, they went back to Brasil and Paulo studied in a school for missionaries. From 2001 to 2003, he was a pastor in rural areas [Reference: RS, Brasil].
Paulo and his family moved to Hartford, CT to help plant churches in 2003 and the next spring moved to Lowell, MA
He became a chaplain with United Chaplain International and finished his studies to become a Bachelor in theological Ministry from 2005 to 2009.
In 2012, we founded AMEGA Mission. Reference: Association for Missionary Evangelism in Gambia Africa
In the summer of 2017, Paulo became partners with Fusion.