Brazil Belem

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Ministry Description

The focus of our ministry has been to reach the “river people” who live along the Amazon River. There are over 33,000 communities without access to the Gospel. Our strategy is to evangelize and disciple the youth from the urban centers of Brazil, then train them to become pioneering missionaries in our four-year missionary training institute, and then help coordinate our graduates, in conjunction with their home churches, as they plant new churches in the river communities. We reach about 10,000 young people each year with our camps, public school, Christian school and Bible clubs ministries. We have 85 full-time students in our institute. We also train about 200 leaders in our weekend leadership training classes. Our missionaries are currently planting churches in about 100 different communities through the boat ministry.

Country Description

Belém is a Brazilian city, the capital and largest city of state of Pará in the country's north. It is the gateway to the River Amazon with a busy port, airport, and bus/coach station. With an estimated population of 1,402,056 people —or 2,249,405, considering its metropolitan area— it is the 11th most populous city in Brazil, as well as the 16th by economic relevance. It is the second largest in the North Region, second only to Manaus, in the state of Amazonas.

Contact Information

Palavra da Vida Norte
Caixa Postal 29
68795-000 Benevides, Para

Our Missionaries

Izaias & Marcia Alencar

RJ Borja

Tiago & Gabriela Braga

Hewerton & Daniela Castro

Isaias & Ana Claudia Christal

Adérito & Lêda da Silva

Fernando & Lia Davila Cuadros

Richard & Yohanna De Oliveira

Heidi Dennison

Genivaldo & Mara Febrônio

Anna Hamblen

Cindy Hosan

Leah Landry

Alyssa Lindeman

Bernardo & Geisa Linhares

Josh McIvor

Renan & Jahvona Olimpio

Fabio & Debra Oliveira

Dick & Cleide Parker

Gary & Sandy Parker

Gregory & Anne Parker

Rick & Kim Parker

Marcos Ribeiro

Noboru & Mali Saito

Daniel & Camilla Sipp

Short-Term Missions

Hannah Allen
Missions Reality

Orion Aviles
Missions Reality

Lauren Bidding
Missions Reality

Cody Brown
Missions Reality

Elijah Carter
Missions Reality

Isabel Cate
Missions Reality

Adrianna Croteau
Missions Reality

Quiece Dabney-Drummond
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Jessie De Laney
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Michael Emrick
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Liz Ferrier
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Bethany Frazeur
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Iveth Gaona Cabrera
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Lizbeth Gaona Cabrera
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Antoine Jalbert
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Aaron Loving
Missions Reality

Luke Moffitt
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Emily Morris
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Shane Park
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Dakota Reinhardt
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Hannah Robison
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Eli Rodier
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Grace Sexton
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Haley Skeffington
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Libby Skeffington
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Josh Spicer
Missions Reality

Julia Tuason
Missions Reality

Stacy Wyatt
Missions Reality

Michaela Yoder
Missions Reality

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Amazon River Project (03604C)
Belem Camp Scholarship Project (03624C)
Belem Contribution (03602C)
Belem Special Project (03623C)
Manaus River Brazil Project (03608C)
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Learn more about Brazil Belem


Sports Ministry in Belem

Jaalah, intern in Belem Brazil: We just finished up a week of training (CEFLAL) that focuses on using sports to evangelize and make disciples. Janessa and I took the course last year and this year we brought my brother and two other teens from our local church to take the course. We are getting back... read more

Camp Counselor Encouraged by Seeing God Work

Richardo is a student at the BI and was completing his internship requirements by serving with our ministry on the Amazon River. During his service he was assigned to be a camp counselor for two weeks of camp for the teens from the river communities. Richardo had 11 teens under his care during the ... read more

Salvation Through Signs and a Well-prepared Servant

During a recent mission trip, our first year students were giving a complete Gospel presentation through a combination of drama, music and testimonies. During the service, a man walked forward to the front of the room listening intently. As the service went on, it became evident to the team that the... read more

Overcoming Ministry-crippling habitual sins

One of our second year students came to the office for counseling. He is a good student with a desire to please the Lord and gave every indication of spiritual maturity. However, after a chapel message on being clean instruments for the Master's use, he came and confessed that for the last ten years... read more

Unconventional Students Experience Life Change

Each year we hold an intensive week of classes on Perspectives of World Missions. This class is part of the curriculum for our first year students. However, it is also open to outside participants. This year we had a couple travel all the way from Sao Paulo (five hour flight) in order to take this ... read more

No matter our is not a match for God's grace

Elizabeth is a 25 year old university student who came for our Carnival camp. She came forward the first night of camp at the invitation, but during the counseling time afterwards did not confirm her decision.
Elizabeth caused many problems in her room and with her boyfriend during the first ... read more

Camp in Uruguay

Our Bible Institute students are required to do internships during their breaks from school. Two of our students went to Uruguay as a part of a missions project in conjunction with their church. They were helping out in a very small church in the interior. They decided to put into practice what they... read more

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