I was recently asked, “Wouldn’t it be better to just send money to a Brazilian church than send a team there for a week?” The question seems to make a strong point. The reality is that churches don’t raise $100K to send to the Amazon, but teams do. Going creates mission dollars that would otherwise not exist.
He decided to join an Amazon Outreach trip not knowing that God would change the trajectory of his life as a result. As he walked up the hill to the first village, a frail little girl walked beside him, carrying one of her little brothers. When they arrived at the top of the hill, Len
Ten Commandments for Mission Trip Participants By Howard Culbertson 1. You shall not forget that you represent your home country and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2. You shall not expect that things will be the same as they are at home, for you have left your home to find different things. 3. You shall not
Linda Draper was fortunate enough to live in Parintins for six months in 2006 under the supervision of the First Baptist Church as a missionary from her church in Indianapolis. With the team from Trinity Christian Academy from Dallas, TX she visited 2 villages that were part of an ongoing river ministry. One of the
Author and musician Kelly Minter lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and serves the Lord passionately both across the U.S. and internationally in a variety of creative roles. Below is an excerpt from her book about missions on the Amazon River, titled “Wherever The River Runs; How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the Gospel”. After being invited on
Angela joined Amazon Outreach in 2016. She was born in Brazil, adopted by a missionary family and grew up between both Brazil and American cultures. After going on mission trips to the Amazon, she now uses her gifts and talents in her new role of medical missions with Amazon Outreach. Q: Where did you grow up? A: I grew up in Brazil
What’s a typical village like along the Amazon River? Many of the villages we visit make you feel like you have stepped back in time a few hundred years. These villages are usually located off the main river on a tributary or a beautiful lake. The homes are generally built with wood, bamboo, and leaves.
I am the father of two little daughters, which I deeply love and cherish. The amount of joy and happiness they bring to my life is absolutely and utterly priceless. Maria and Gabriella (ages 7 and 12), have a very different story than that of my girls. They live in a small village on the
One of the first questions that everyone asks when considering a mission trip is, “Should I go?” The hardest part of the entire mission adventure can be taking that first step and making the decision to go. Inevitably doubts will arise and possible reasons for not going will appear. Common concerns can include vacation time
It’s Day #4 of Amazon Outreach’s 7 Days of Christmas! Today we are requesting prayers! Here’s how you can be praying for Amazon Outreach and the people along the Amazon river: For God to bring the crew, interpreters, volunteers, doctors and dentists to serve on Amazon Outreach trips. For all the employees, crew, interpreters, (etc.) to be one