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Fishing For A Living

When you think of a man who is fishing for a living you have in mind this big mussel bound guy. Not so here on the Amazon. Most fishermen I know are skinny and spend most of their day out… 

Leaders In Christ

It is awesome to see how the Holy Spirit has been forging our leaders through difficulties, joyous times and hard work. God has provided a number of leaders to lead this ministry but these three men are very close to… 

Special Christmas

The many years of work in telling Bible stories from the heart and disciplining others to do the same have brought fruit this Christmas Eve. A small group of our most faithful believers gathered to remember the coming of our… 

The New Year’s Rush

Starting the last weekend of the year the boats filled with people from the city heading to our island, the local getaway. They pour in by the thousands each day to enjoy a night on the beach to celebrate the… 

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas 2019. We wish to bring you greetings from the Patton home here on the island of Cotijuba, located in the middle of the Amazon River. For is this is a season of joy because the Savior was born… 

Modern Day River Pastor

God has blessed us with a great local teammate. Jeu is a modern-day river pastor. He comes from a family that is many generations deep in Christ with an extended family of pastors and church leaders. He has his aluminum… 

The Christmas Story

In the Philipines, the story of Jesus’ birth does not end with the Magi but with the couple and their newborn fleeing for their lives to Egypt. Each country we have lived in celebrates Christmas with a different twist. For… 

Celebrating 63 Years

Missionary Bill Burk, or better known as Amazon Bill, founded the Monkey Island church 63 years ago. It was one of the early churches planted by missionaries sent from the United States. Yet, after 63 years of ministry, the work… 

On The River

Reaching out to the people in one aspect might seem easy. We are white Americans living in a community that is not accustomed to foreigners so we are a curiosity. But with that title comes fear and many river dwellers… 

Chocolate Brazil?

One fact you might not know, Brazil is a major producer of chocolate. The Brazilian state we live in is home to this chocolate industry which means we have big names like, Hershey and Nestlé, but many of the chocolate…