Thiago & Dani da Silva

YWAM in Richmond, VA

About us...

We got married in December of 2016.  Danielle was born in Oregon and moved to Brazil with her family in 2014 to become a full-time missionary with YWAM.  Thiago was born in Natal, Brazil and has been a missionary since 2011.  God sends us on the craziest adventures and we love it!  We are committed to what Jesus commands, to "preach the gospel to all creation" and "make disciples of all nations."  Our daughter was born in December of 2019.  We are so excited to teach her how to follow Jesus’ example and take her with us on our adventures!  We now work for YWAM Richmond,VA after working and living on a YWAM base in Almirante Tamandaré, Brazil.

But, what is YWAM?

Brazil YWAM

...about YWAM

YWAM is an international and interdenominational non-profit mission organization with various locations throughout the world. At the moment, YWAM has over 18,000 full-time volunteer missionaries in more than 1,500 locations in 187 countries.  The base that we live on was established in Almirante Tamandaré, Paraná, Brazil in the year 2000. Our base focus is on training young people from all over the world through DTS, (discipleship training school) seminars and internships in the areas of Christian Ministries, Arts & Sports, Communication, Counseling & Healthcare and Humanities & International Studies. We have a Mercy Ministry that is dedicated to serving vulnerable children and communities affected by poverty. Other ministries include evangelism, ropes course, Niko, communications, logistics, family school and many others.

Our Mission

We are full-time missionaries and we like to find creative ways to show Jesus' love to people through evangelism and serving the community around us. There are some areas that God has directed us to focus on specifically. We love to do evangelism in the cities and towns nearby and we lead teams of YWAM students, churches and groups from other countries in outreach, helping other Christians by showing them how simple and fun it is to share the good news.

We MOVED for a new season!

For us, this new season started last year (around May) when God shared with us that He had new plans for us, being missionaries and mobilizing people for missions in the USA.

We started to pray, to understand where He would like us to serve... After prayer and talking with some friends, we felt led to go to YWAM RICHMOND (Virginia), Where we have been since March 1st, 2023. We are so excited about what God is doing, and to be a part of God's dream for this region. We really believe that He will use us in a powerful way to send people to the nations from here!

Brazil Mission

Our goal is to live for the glory of God, and to be guided to where He wants to take us. That's why we are continually encouraging friends and partners to help us fulfill God's will.

How can you get involved?

  • friendship and encouragement - We love to tell stories of what God is doing and to hear yours, It’s good for both of us to encourage each other in our walk with God.
  • prayer - We will send you our prayer requests and be praying for you.
  • monthly support - As volunteers, we don’t receive payment for our work, but we still have monthly expenses such as food, transportation, house payments etc. We rely on people who believe in our work to support us financially.
  • one time financial gift
  • other - Receive our monthly newsletter.

If you want more details or want to talk with us, you can send us an e-mail and we can schedule a phone call, a video call, or an online conversation! And let us know if you have prayer requests or want to come visit us/volunteer in Brazil. Thank you!


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