Micah 6:8 (NIV)
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”



Hunter Nash has been part of the RIS family for two years, and chose to teach at RIS because of his love for Brazil, a yearning to live abroad, and the people at RIS. Hunter’s favorite places are the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park, and his favorite food is General Tso’s chicken. In his spare time Hunter likes to go hiking/camping, lounging at the beach, and reading.

Galatians 6:1-10 (NIV)
“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”



Psalm 139 (NIV)
“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”


Marcia Souza has been part of the RIS family for 7 years. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish. She chose to become a part of the RIS family because it is the perfect place to learn about God. Her favorite part of her job is teaching her subject in a different language and being able to connect with teens. Marcia, originally from Brazil, loves pasta and vegetables and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends.

Exodus 15:26 (NIV)
“He said, ‘If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”



           Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)

“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

ms. valeria genaro (english)

Valeria Genaro has been in the RIS family for 4 years and she loves being able to share God’s word and pray freely at school. Originally from Brazil, but the coolest place she has ever been is England. The reason Valeria teaches at RIS is because God sent her here, and in her free time she likes to be with family.

2nd Corinthians 12:9a (NIV)
“But he said to me, “My grace is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.”