On February 2014, a team made up of various kinds of professionals decided to seize their holiday and "walk over stilts" to bring happiness to many isolated people in the Amazon. They came from Rio de Janeiro and gave medical assistance to 1,355 people, trained 22 locals on childhood education and performed activities that benefitted more than 500 children, as well as gather to hear the messages of salvation of the Gospel.
In April 2018 God mobilized another team, this time from the Baptist Church of Itaim (from the State of São Paulo) to "walk over stilts" and had similar traits in regards to loving thy neighbour. The team was led by a doctor faithful to the work of Jesus and who, just like Him, is concerned about helping others. Prayer, union and coordination are all present in the lives of these medical volunteers made up of doctors, dentists, nurses, surgeons, and ultrasound technicians who wish to service more than a thousand people in the community. They will also act as evangelical faithfuls by training leaders, educating infants and undertaking environmentally conscious activities.
We will be making our first trip to the Progresso village which, despite its name (Progresso means "progress" in english), is completely unassisted in health, education and sanitation. It is a key location because it sits about 2,000 people, and our challenge is to treat as many people as we can in a day, and proclaim to them this work of God.
As our missionaries in the Afuá/Marajó base office reset their energy from the hard work performed by these volunteers, another volunteer team - this time led by Pastor Clayton from the Torre Forte International Ministry - will continue this work in Bailique and Afuá the next week. This team has been with us since 2010 and this will be their first time in the archipelago, where another thousand people will be serviced.
We invite you to also pray, contribute and "walk over stilts" in the fishing communities we work. You have our gratitude for the support you've brought to our ministry, and your offers have helped to spread the Gospel towards those who were inaccessible before. May God bless you even more.