Amazon Mission: evangelization and assistance to riverside populations

[fusion_dropcap boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”” class=”” id=”” color=””]The Maranatha Christian Church (MCC), through the Maranatha Christian International Mission (MCIM), has made trips of evangelization and assistance to the riverside populations in the Eastern Amazon, more precisely in small towns of the island of Marajó, such as: Melgaço, Bagre and São Sebastião da Boa Vista. There were four missions until the end of 2017.

The project consists of carrying out evangelizations in the streets, houses, shops and services in churches and gyms, where the local population is invited to listen to the Word of God. The evangelization team, on average, is composed of 40 volunteer members of MCC, from various States of Brazil who act as musicians / instrumentalists, teachers of children and adolescents, interpreters of sign language, researchers (professors of federal universities of the country), hairdressers / barbers.

Due to the lack of medical assistance to that population, doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, pharmacists and pharmacy assistants are also part of those who are willing to volunteer during the missions. The population receives assistance in medical specialties such as Pediatrics, Gynecology, Orthopedics, General Clinic and Dentistry.

During all activities Invitations (a Word of Hope for your Heart), the New Testaments and the good news of the Gospel and Salvation in Jesus Christ are announced.

The Evangelization Missions to the Eastern Amazon took place on the following dates:

1st Amazon Mission – April 11-20, 2016
2nd Amazon Mission – October 17-23, 2016;
3rd Amazon Mission – April 7 to 15, 2017;
4th Amazon Mission – October 23 to 30, 2017;
5th Amazon Mission – May 20 to 28, 2018.

The first mission receives support from SBB

The 1st Amazon Mission was held in partnership with the Biblical Society of Brazil (SBB) and visited the cities of Breves, where there was already an established church, and the city of Bagre, both in Pará, on the island of Marajó. The work was carried out from April 11 to 20, 2016.

This pioneering journey was a milestone for the assistance work and the experiences that the Lord granted and the results achieved marked a new moment in evangelization in the region and was the starting point for the series of missions that would follow carried out by Maranatha.

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