“I was set free!”
Meat — there had to be meat — with every single meal.
Dinart Barradas’ wife and children couldn’t understand his obsession. In fact, neither could he. It was a fixation born of poverty.
“Many times, my grandmother had only a can of sardines to share,” Dinart remembers.
As an adult, he was desperate to avoid this kind of lack. Meat on the table was a symbol to him, a signal that he wasn’t poor.
But the side effects were terrible.
Dinart had come to Christ at age 16, but he never heard anything about God’s financial principles … and his endless quest for food and goods began to consume him.
Eventually, financial troubles threatened to destroy his marriage.
A friend introduced him to Crown and he began attending a small group. “My mind was changed,” Dinart remembers. “I was set free from consumerism, debt and self-pity. I learned to save and manage money.”
He even began leading small group studies in his home. Eventually he and his wife became Crown missionaries, dedicating 100% of their time to teaching God’s financial principles throughout Brazil.