Heartbreaks and Joys

June 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Amazon Lifesavers Ministry

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Heartbreaks and Joys

Generated on June 7, 2011

Updates on Coatá

DSC_0468-265x300.jpgIf you recall from our last newsletter we had a group of young people from Madison Academy with us helping to build a church in Coatá, on the Andira River. The church building has still not been completed, however we are so thrilled to announce that the work continues. As the group departed and made their journey home, two of our volunteers continued on in Coatá, Joca (one of our young boat captains) and Milton, a Bible worker and registered Speech Pathologist. The jungle dwellers of this village received some of their first lessons on healthy cooking, including baking whole wheat bread. After one month of door to door visits, Bible studies, and church planting work, 10 people took the step of baptism to publicly declare their love for the Lord! Please pray for these people and that we can finish the small church in Coatá.

Churches going up everywhere!

Amazon Lifesavers Ministry has been very busy these last two months in building churches. Besides the church in Coatá, we are currently trying to build three churches simultaneously on the Solimões River. We will have a group join us from the Hemet SDA Church in Hemet, California, at the end of June to help erect a small church in a village called Paradise, on a beautiful lake off the Solimões. We also recently received a donation from a Brazilian lady in Manaus of nearly $8,000 USD to sponsor one whole church in a hard to reach area on the Solimões River. If you are interested in helping , please enter in contact with us to bring your group or to donate money for a local group to build.

Death in the Family

DSC_0128-300x239.jpgIt was with very heavy hearts that we received the phone call from Satur, our boat captain of the Salva Vidas I, informing us that his youngest son had been killed. Two weeks ago, Satur found his 22 year old son Adiel, dead in the river. He had been shot by a relative in the midst of a disagreement. This news leaves us all totally shocked and disheartened. One of Satur’s other sons, Joca, is our boat captain on the Salva Vidas II. Please pray for this family as they recover from this huge loss.

Face lift to the Luzeirinho

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This month we received a donation of a new 60 horse power outboard engine for our small fast boat, the Luzeirinho. Our old engine, which was a 40 HP, was not reliable for long trips into the jungle. The new engine will allow us to travel without worries and also will save on gas consumption!

Mission on the Massauari

Catamaran-300x225.jpgAt this moment we have a small team of missionaries working on the Salva Vidas II, the catamaran, on the Massauari River. In cooperation with ADRA, two nurses and one dentist are living on our boat and working to reach a very distant and underserved population on this river. There has been no medical or dental work provided at all in two years on this river, since we were last there with our team two years ago! Daniel, one of the nurses, already commented how the medical work is immediately opening doors to evangelism. They have been giving Bible studies to several interested families and one whole village has expressed interest in us opening a Seventh-day Adventist Church in their village. Praise the Lord for the third angel’s message reaching even into the depths of the Amazon rain forest. Please continue to pray for this small group as they continue the rest of this month. I will be joining them with my wife and boys next week to spend about 10 days providing medical care.

We want to thank each one of you for your participation and support to continue helping this project to grow. Truly as we unite together we are being used to share God’s love with river people in the Amazon. The full results we will only know in Heaven.

God bless,

Brad Mills

Program Director

If you are interested in helping with this project, your tax-deductible contributions can be sent to: Outpost Centers International5340 Layton LaneApison, TN 37302
*On a separate piece of paper specify that this is for Amazon Lifesavers Ministry.

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