I have the wonderful opportunity to join Mountain Springs Church as they team up with Ray of Hope, a non-profit from Manaus, Brazil, to send a team to the villages of Itaboca and Cacau located in the Amazon. Our focus this year is to provide water filters to the families around the village of Itaboca, bringing clean fresh water to them for the first time. We will provide support to the children’s center located in Cacau, helping with much needed improvements to the building. The MSC team visited these two villages last year and we are looking forward to growing closer to the families and children.
This year the team will travel by boat along the river from Manaus to the village of Itaboca and visit for a few days. While there the team will provide water filters, education about clean water, put on kids’ camps, host church services, and play a lot of soccer with the youth, teens, and young adults. The projects at Cacau have yet to be determined, but you can bet they will help the staff at the children’s center reach more children who are in need.
Please join our team by praying for the following:
• Our team has a safe trip, we accomplish His goals, and we are faithful physically, spiritually & emotionally.
• The people of the villages hear the Word of God and their lives are transformed.
• Our financial needs are met to accomplish this mission.
• We receive God's eyes and heart so we can exemplify the love of Christ.
I respectfully request that you partner with me in prayer and to provide financial help to reach out to these villagers, the ‘forgotten’ people of Brazil. I will need to raise support to cover the cost of airfare, food, and lodging for the 10 day trip set for early June 2018. We are also collecting other items to be handed out, such as: medical supplies, school supplies, clothing, hygiene products and other items to be given to the local communities that will be visited by the team.
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful prayers and financial support. I trust God will bless you as you help meet the needs of the people of the Amazon and support the entire team.