2012 Amazon River Mission Trip

‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
— Matthew 25:37-40 (NIV)

What We Did

In May of 2012, 21 missionaries from the United States, the US Virgin Islands and Zambia, Africa, met in Iquitos, Peru. We visited nine pueblos on the Amazon River - Sapo Playa, Sta. Martha, Sta. Rosa, Timicuro Grande, Timicuro I Zone, Timicuro III Zone, Sta. Victorio, Sta Maria de Fatima, San Juan de Washalado. We served 364 families, bagging and distributing nine tons of food. We gave out reading glasses, clothing and caps, stuffed animals and candy for the kids. We rendered medical and dental assistance to 1,129 people. We witnessed 116 first-time professions of faith, along with many rededications to Christ.

By the time our missionary teams arrived, the people of the Amazon Region had already experienced months of severe flooding. Some of the devastation can be seen in the photographs. We traveled on the Chosen Vessel II to access the villages that were located up and down the Amazon River. These are pictures of our journey: