It has been our dream for years to build a wider river ministry in partnership with our existing Brazilian churches. This is a vision that has yet to be realized, but one the Lord has placed on my heart. It has been a long road but this year we seem to be making some headway and need your most fervent prayers over the next few months.
As in many churches December and January are business meeting months for many churches, including churches here. Over the next two months we have five churches considering building a ministry alliance with us. This would be a more formal agreement and deeper commitment to reaching the people on the river with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Why do I need the help? It is a big task that requires a small army of volunteers to just reach a hand full of closed communities out here on the river. The vision is to work through the local churches to plant culturally relevant churches out here on the river. It needs to be Brazilian at the core with our Brazilian brothers leading this effort for it to succeed over the longterm. This is what is starting to happen. Through our work on the Island of Cotijuba they see hope and what the Holy Spirit can do through them. Please pray that we can develop this partnership that will last for years to come and that Jesus will raise up workers for the coming harvest on the islands of the Amazon.