The Amazon Basin is laced with small tributaries winding through swaths of verdant jungle. Along these secret byways live some of the Earth’s most isolated people groups, hiding away to protect themselves from outsiders and hostile tribes. These secluded peoples have not heard of life and peace in Jesus. It is difficult to find them, but Christ sends his people to seek them, as the shepherd seeks his one lost sheep.
Through your gifts to the Amazon Basin Ministry, IMB missionaries will travel into the Amazon with national partners on an arduous journey to find remote villages and share the gospel. They will travel by motorboat, prop plane, or canoe, sometimes several weeks one-way to find these people groups. Your partnership enables them to establish relationships, identify the language, and learn the culture of these isolated peoples, all to effectively communicate the gospel of Christ.
Your prayers prepare the way, and your financial gifts fuel the mission to reach the Amazon Basin’s 100-plus people groups who have not heard the gospel. In the picture of heaven from Revelation 7:9, there are people from each yet-unreached Amazon group within the multitude worshipping Christ Jesus, who spared no effort to reconcile them to God.
Andean peaks, Mayan ruins, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, and Caribbean white-sand beaches: South America is a land of exploration and diversity that commands your attention and captivates your senses. The people of Latin America and the Caribbean are known for their lively spirit. South America is home to thirteen of the world’s 100 most populous cities and these urban dwellers face challenges such as poverty, long work days, addictions, and broken families.
The Americas have a rich heritage of Christian missions, yet more than 550 million people here are living without Jesus. Indigenous cultures have intermixed so thoroughly with Christian beliefs that many traditional churches are void of any knowledge of the gospel. Of the 1003 people groups in the Americas, 178 are unreached and unengaged.
Ask God to give wisdom to IMB missionaries as they disciple local believers, develop leaders, and engage in human needs ministries to draw people to Christ.