Bible Workers to the Rescue

January 24, 2012 at 11:21 am

Amazon Lifesavers Ministry

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Bible Workers to the Rescue

Generated on January 24, 2012

The motor purred so quietly you could hardly hear it over the sound of the waves softly splashing up on the side of the boat. Here we were, sitting in our new aluminum boat on the Black River! Minutes after the boat entered the water, we loaded it up with supplies, food, extra fuel, and the Bible worker and his family. Destination: Saracá. Here our Bible worker (theology student on his practicum months) will be spending 3 months living with the river people, giving Bible studies and starting a new small group.

IMG_2557-300x166.jpgOur new boat was purchased with donations from several Brazilian brothers: a brandnew 22 foot hull with an aluminum covering to protect from sun and rain and a 115 HP Suzuki outboard engine straight from the factory! We are so thankful to have this new boat in the water to service the Black River with more ease and speed, taking Bible and health workers into the jungle. Thank you for each person who made this purchase possible!

LIGHT Course Underway

DSC_0292-300x200.jpgWe are currently two weeks into our one month LIGHT course, training 9 participants in the area of health and evangelism. The course is well underway and it is so exciting to see some of our own volunteers learning side by side with the river people. Two of our students told me that their favorite class so far has been on the book of Daniel. They said they had never studied Daniel before, and even didn’t like reading it because they didn’t understand anything it said! Our LIGHT course professors are helping to equip these jungle people in becoming effective Bible workers and reaching more souls for Christ. Please pray for us as we finish this course and hold our first Health Expo in about one week.

“Medical missionary work brings to humanity the gospel of release from suffering. It is the pioneer work of the gospel. It is the gospel practiced, the compassion of Christ revealed. Of this work there is great need, and the world is open for it. God grant that the importance of medical missionary work shall be understood, and that new fields may be immediately entered”.–Medical Ministry, p. 239

Medical Missionary Conference in Coari

Our first medical missionary conference in Coari, a small city up the Amazon River, was a success. The first weekend of December Amazon Lifesavers Ministry held its first conference trying to encourage volunteers to get involved in medical missionary work. The conference had over 100 persons at each meeting, one held on Friday night and three


on Sabbath. We shared stories of our project’s experience and encouraged them from the Bible and Ellen White’s writings of their need to get involved in God’s chosen method of reaching the unreached. On Sunday we rented a boat and took some 150 volunteers out to the jungle village of Camarão to inaugurate the new SDA Church that our ministry recently finished building. In the morning we finished the last details in painting and then in the afternoon had the official inauguration of the church. Amazon Lifesavers Ministry has been able to leave one more church sitting as a light in the middle of the jungle, to bring Bible truths to the river people.

Current Prayer Requests

IMG_2572-300x281.jpgWe currently have three families out in the jungle on three different rivers doing Bible work. Each consists of a theology student that is involved in doing his practical training as he reaches those in the jungle. Please keep these Bible workers and their families in your prayers the three months of January, February and March.

Salva-Vidas II, our medical launch, left the base on the 10th of January with our full time husband and wife team of nurses. We don’t plan on seeing the boat back at the base until May. Please keep them in your prayers as they are concentrating their work on the Massauari River, an area predominantly Catholic with very little access to medical or spiritual care.


Amazon Lifesavers Ministry is feeling God’s leading in starting a full time 6 month Bible and Health Training School. We have prayed about this for over a year now and feel that now is the time to actually move forward. With such a great need in the Amazon jungle for Bible truths, we feel the most effective way to reach more people with the gospel is to train an army of Bible workers. We are finishing up the drafts for construction of staff homes and the actual school building at this time. Please keep this in your prayers as we will need financing to make this happen. We also are considering the possibility of starting a bakery to provide the students an industry to pay their studies, and to offer a health food ministry to Manaus. Please keep these plans in your prayers. We will share more details as they progress.

May we continue moving forward and seeing God’s work expand. Thank you each for your continual financial and prayer support to make this project possible.

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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