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
Why go to the Amazon when I can go to Haiti for a fraction of the price? People tend to be fascinated hearing about a mission trip to the Amazon. But the cost of going often creates sticker shock. The short answer to why it cost more to do missions on the Amazon can be
Dear Amazon Outreach Family, On my last trip to the Amazon I saw the beauty of what happens on the river. At that time, I was seeking the Lord’s will about leaving my church to become the Executive Director of AO. The humble villagers, the fellowship and worship on the boat, holistically sharing the
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Steve Trammell and in a few short weeks, I will become the new Executive Director of Amazon Outreach. I am married to my best friend, Linda. We have three grown children we love (one married into the family) and a three-month-old grandson (Rylan) that has stolen our hearts.
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.