Update August – October 2020
After months of our children’s ministries being shut down by the pandemic, we are so thankful to be able to start ministering to children again in our river churches!! Each year we use the Brazilian holiday of October 12 called “Children’s Day” to plan special times of sharing the love of Jesus with children who live in the poorer families along the rivers. […]
Update April – July 2020
Ana Cleide is a woman that Deborah first met when she was making visits with a small mission’s team to the community of Mocajuba, half an hour by boat from our river church in Betel. […]
Update January – March 2020
In February a team of doctors, dentists, nurses, dental assistants, physical therapist assistant, pharmaceutical researcher, psychologist, pastor and volunteers came for one week to minister to over 300 patients on the Guama and Capim Rivers.[…]
The first river base God gave us, 7 years ago, was on the Guama River on the edge of the small river city of Bujaru. Eight years ago this river town had the highest rate of poverty and alcoholism of any city in the state of Pará where we live.[…]
Update december 2019
At this very special time of year, we celebrate that Jesus came. He came bringing hope, He came bringing life, He came bringing joy, He came bringing His answer to our every need. We have asked many of you to pray for our son in law, Marcos Nogueira, Rachel’s husband. […]
Update Sept – Nov 2019
Hope Ministries Church in the community of Açu is growing! Every Saturday a group of young people from our Castanhal church travel to our river church of Açu to hold a Bible class for the children in that area.[…]
Update June – July 2019
Update March – May 2019
Update August – September 2018
Update April – July 2018
Sandro and Izamara are a young couple that live in the community of Livramento along the Capim River. In January of this year we made our first trip to their village with our medical boat. Sandro had been having convulsions, difficulty walking, and was losing control of the left side of his body. […]
Update January – March 2018
The purpose of Hope Ministries is to advance the Kingdom of God, byplanting churches and bringing new life in Christ to people that have livedin darkness and without hope. […]
Update Outubro – December 2017
Two years ago, a team of 6 set out from our Bujaru Church in our smaller mission boat, and travelled up the Guama and Capim Rivers to assess the need for churches and medical help for the people there. We spent two days on the river and discovered an unending need for both health care and the message of the gospel […]
Update June – August 2017
Update Abril – May 2017
Update Feb – Mar 2017
God has provided a beautiful boat for medical ministry on the Guama, Capim and Moju Rivers! Through your gifts and donations we were able to purchase and remodel this boat to be used for medical and nursing clinics as well as for evangelism and church plant […]
Update Nov – Dec 2016
The last week of October we held nursing and dental clinics in the communities of Bujaru and Conceição. We were able to see 40 patients, hold workshops on hygiene and water treatment and give fluoride treatment to all the children[…]
Update Sept – Oct 2016
Here is an Update about our first trip with the Medical Boat. God is SO faithful! Thank you so much for your prayer and support for the work here!
Update June – Aug 2016
After 8 months of praying, planning, your many generous donations and much hard work, our boat is ready! This first week of September we will be picking up our medical boat from the boat yard where it has been remodeled and will be piloting it to our Bujaru church […]
Update April – May 2016
One of the requirements for using the medical boat that we are purchasing is that we have a licensed crew of River Able Seamen to navigate the boat. God provided an opening for 4 of our workers to take a one week course with the Brazilian Navy to receive their boat licenses. […]
Update Feb – March 2016
YOUTH CAMP, February 8 – 10 of this year, was our best camp yet! The camp this year was so special because we could see God answering years of prayer to give the young people from our Castanhal city church a heart for mission work on the rivers […]
We are purchasing a boat for our medical ministry! After 6 years of praying, planning, searching, raising funds and waiting, God has answered our prayers in leading us to the right boat. In November we visited a city in the Belem area that we had not been to before and there we found this beautiful boat for sale. […]
Update Oct – Dec 2015
This week we made a trip up the Guama and Capim Rivers in our small mission boat to look for communities where Jesus has not yet been preached. Our purpose is to penetrate the darkness with the good news of Jesus, the Light of the World.[…]
Update Aug – Sept 2015
Lucas underwent brain surgery in August. He is the little boy from Bujaru that had an advanced brain tumor. The doctors told his family that he would probably not leave the hospital alive. But God heard the prayers of His people and has given us a miracle[…]
Update May – July 2015
Lucas, 12 years old, is one of the Bujaru children that gave his heart to Jesus at the VBS we had last year in August. His father is a fisherman and struggles to support his wife and their 5 children. One of Lucas’s siblings died at the age of 2 and since then his mother went into depression and does not leave the house. […]
2014 was a year of reaching children! Amanda was one of the Bujarú children whose life dramatically changed through the ministry of a team of 24 parents and children from Fields of Harvest Church in Texas. She lives with her parents next to the garbage dump in Bujarú. She used to come alone to church and completely disrupt every service […].
Update December 2014
Because of your support, Hope Ministries was able to give 60 children in Bujarú the only Christmas gift they will receive this year. Most of these children come from extremely difficult family situations and their happiest time of the week is coming to the children’s church service each Saturday in Bujarú […].
Update June-July 2014
We are believing God to help us put the boat in the water this next month. There are families to reach in Conceição. There are river children to bring to our Vacation Bible School in Bujarú that starts August 12. There are teams ready to go out and do medical work and reach new communities along the Guamá River […].
Update March-April 2014
4 couples from our Bujarú congregation believe that God is calling them to be church workers. When these 4 couples saw in the Word that God’s plan for families is marriage and faithfulness to one life partner, they desired to obey God’s standards and not the cultural standards of their past lives. All 4 couples had children, some already teenagers. When God miraculously provided funds for their marriage […].
This year God provided for us lighted dirt road through the jungle by a series of miraculous interventions. First, a church neighbor agreed to sell us a 15ft wide x 600ft long path through the middle of his property. Then God provided the funds. Then […].
When 2012 began, we knew that this would be the year to plant our first river church. Miracles began to happen in May when God opened doors by giving us an ideal port property for our first river church and future medical boat. Even before the church building was started, meetings were being held in a home near our church property. God began to move […].