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Amazon Mission Organization

Building partnerships that champion the Gospel across the Amazon.

A Christian Missionary Organization
"How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!" Romans 10:14,15
More than 30 years preaching the Word of God in the Amazon

Everything was born of a dream of being able to make a difference in the lives of people who live far from everything and everyone. Without the attention of doctors, dentists and minimal resources such as basic sanitation, treated water, etc.
History


In the ministry for more than 30 years, AMOR is a non-profit, interdenominational organization dedicated to expanding the Kingdom of God in the Amazon Valley through partnership missions. We are a bridge between the local church in the USA and the church along the banks of the Amazon valley.



Foundation
AMOR (Amazon Mission Organization) - was founded in 1986 by Dr. Richard E. Walker - a missionary dedicated to missions among the less fortunate, who discovered in the Brazilian Amazon a new stage for his ministerial calling, abandoning all his achievements and privileges ; a result of long years of efforts and studies at Ouachita Baptist University [www.obu.edu], Southwestern Theological Seminary [swbts.edu] and Luther Rice [www.lutherrice.edu), which allowed him to pastor churches in Oklahoma, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. He decided to counteract the expectation of many, and chose to hear the fervent voice of the Holy Spirit of God in his heart. Departing with the whole family to Brazil, he devoted himself exclusively to evangelism and the formation of disciples of the peoples of the Amazon.


Our Walk
 
The development came through the efforts of the churches in the USA, who also joined Richard in this cause, sending courageous and skilled volunteers to offer special care to the poorest, such as medical, dental and church planting and RBBI (River Bank Bible Institute - a Bible school/Conference), which over the decades has been a channel of salvation for thousands of riverbank families who have also been discipled and have learned to share the Gospel with their local community.


Resolution
Dr. Richard E. Walker stood firm in his conviction to reach the unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, regardless of the cost and efforts he would have to perform. He ministered beyond all established perimeters, going where no one ever went before to carry the Word of God. For he had a firm conviction in his heart that "People will not believe the words of your mouth until they feel the touch of your hands."


Legacy
All the ministerial efforts that Dr. Richard exercised, moved by God's love for the Amazon, became firmly rooted. The legacy of this trajectory lives today through the second and third generation of missionaries and leaders of his family. AMOR continues to venture ever deeper into the still-unreached regions of the Amazon valley, going far beyond the perimeter.
"Love is the unsolicited gift of the best you have on behalf of another, regardless of response."

Dr. Richard E. Walker
10/03/1932 - 22/03/2016
About Us
 
We exist to spread the Gospel throughout the Amazon, building healthy partnerships and transforming communities spiritually, socially and economically. To achieve these goals, we must continue to be a healthy and ever more serious organization, with people skilled in the right places, who dream the dreams of God with us, whose heart burns for the salvation of the peoples of the Amazon. People like this help us to move forward!


Who We Are
Mission (What We Do)
Building partnerships that champion the Gospel across the Amazon.
 
Vision (Where God is Taking Us)
We exist to spread the Gospel throughout the Amazon, building healthy partnerships and transforming communities spiritually, socially and economically. To achieve these goals, we must continue to be a healthy and ever more serious organization, with people skilled in the right places, who dream the dreams of God with us, whose heart burns for the salvation of the peoples of the Amazon. People like this help us to move forward!
 
Values (Why We Do This)
“One of the best working definitions of poverty is not just a lack of money or options but a lack of a dream, a vision, a hope.” Alan Hirsch

People don't need to be rich, but must have dignity. The riverbank peoples are one of the most marginalized people-groups in Brazil. We exist to bring hope for a better future in the Amazon Valley by:
1) Serving the Church partnering in evangelism and training.
2) Serving Societyshowing compassion and promoting justice.



Strategy (How we Do It)
We carry out our mission through the ministries we offer.

Cross-Cultural Ministry
  • Evangelism
  • Medical/Dental care
  • Bible Studies/Leadership training
  • Water treatment/Health-Hygiene education
  • Community Development Projects
 
Mentorship - Empowering local ministers through mentoring and support.
Leadership Training – Through the RBBI(River Bank Bible Institute) for local church leaders.
Community Development – Programs designed to bring material transformation to the communities we serve.


Foundations of our Faith

Although we are an interdenominational organization, we cling to the basic foundations of the Christian faith. We do not exclude churches or organizations based on their denominational orientation, but in order for us to work together, we must agree on these basic articles of faith.


God: The one true and living God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This God created and sustains the universe.


 
Trinity: The Christian doctrine of the Trinity of the Godhead--God is one and yet exists eternally in three persons having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and equal in power and glory.


Resurrection: The literal, bodily (in the identical, though glorified, physical body in which He was crucified) resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.


Jesus Christ: The deity of Jesus Christ (including His virgin birth), and without ceasing to be God, He became man in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.


Hope: The substitutionary atonement of Christ's death on the cross is the only hope of redemption for all mankind: that we are saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ alone.


Heaven and Hell: Are literal and real.


Inerrancy: The divine inspiration, inerrancy (in the original autographs), and infallibility of Scripture.


Second Coming: The literal (bodily & personal) future return of Christ in the Second Advent.


Ministries
 

Short-term Missions with Long-term Commitment
 We believe that partnerships between churches should go deeper than just a trip once a year. We encourage a relationship between the churches where they can encourage each other, even from a great distance. Working in areas with leadership and acting church, with the focus of revitalizing and equipping the church for a missionary and kingdom vision. Empowering them to reach out to the unreached from within their own community.


Biblical training and Leadership Development


Clean Water/Health & Hygiene Education


Evangelism and Discipleship


Medical/Dental Care

Evangelism

 
 
“The primary qualification for a missionary is not love for souls, as we so often hear, but love for Christ.” Vance Havner

 



Evangelism
 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;" Matthew 28:19. The Great Commission of Christ is AMOR's most valuable ministry, sharing the Gospel to the lost in the Amazon Valley. We do this through relational evangelism, where we make friends, not just converts.

Medical/Dental Care
A major part of Jesus' ministry was healing the sick, and God gifted physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and even lay people to help accomplish our healing ministry, not only by bringing spiritual help, physical as well.

Clean Water/Health & Hygiene Education
In partnership with The Bucket Ministry and WaterStep, we offer solutions for drinking water, health education and personal hygiene for communities to help preserve water and maintain health.

Biblical Training and Leadership Development
Along with evangelizing the lost, we must disciple those found. With talented Bible teachers, we build up Christians to become dedicated followers of Christ. Get to know our VBS and RBBI ministries.




WaterStep
This ministry may be implemented on short-term mission trips provided that at least one of the team members go through WaterStep's training on health and personal hygiene education. We also make specific trips to install water systems. Visit their website and learn more.




Bucket Ministry
A passionate group of ordinary people from many different churches, different countries and many different forms of life. The ministry's mission is to share the love of God through the gift of clean, safe water. Visit their website and learn more.



VBS (Vacation Bible School)
Teaching Bible themes in a captivating way for children is no easy task. The children of today are the leaders of the Church tomorrow. This is an extremely important part of our ministry.




 
RBBI (River Bank Bible Institute)
 Leadership and pastoral training for local leaders. This is also a vehicle we use to get feedback from local churches in the field, and pass this information on to our partner churches. Any pastor working in the Amazon valley of Brazil in an evangelical church is eligible to participate regardless of denominational affiliation.

Calendar
  
2017
● International Medical Relief: Febuary 18-26
● Asas de Socorro: March 05-10
● Asas de Socorro: March 19- 14
● Asas de Socorro: April09-14

SUMMER TRIPS
● Walnut Street Baptist Louisville, kentucky, USA: 28/05 - 09 de junho
● Open: June 12-22
● Open: June 25- July 5
● Briensburg Baptist Church, Kentucky, USA: July 08-18
● Redeemer, Colorado USA: July 21- August 04
● Walnut Street Baptist Louisville, kentucky, USA: August
● Internationa Medical Relief: October 14-22
Boats

How We Get There
AMOR boats: Beatriz and Lori were designed to be safe, fast and comfortable - our home away from home on trips through the Amazon. They are safe and comfortable, air conditioning and ample multifunctional space - used for special activities and also for our rest (hammocks).

Daily meals are prepared by our chefs and staff. We have a special laundry service on board, which guarantees comfort and practicality during missionary work. Our team always offers excellent work to ensure the best trip for our missionaries and volunteers during their time in the Amazon.

Get Involved

Your help is key to reaching the people of the Amazon Valley!

You can help us in many ways:
GIVE  |   PRAY   |   BECOME A PARTNER  |   VOLUNTEER


GIVE!  


Monthly or one-time donations can be done safely online or sent by mail to our address. Our organization does not receive help from the government. We maintain our structure through donations made by friends, churches and other organizations committed to missionary work.

Give Through the Mail:
Amazon Mission Organization
P.O. Box 707
Mountain Home, AR
72654

 


PRAY WITH US!

We are continually seeking God’s wisdom and guidance in everything we do. We ask that you pray with us that His will may be done in our ministry.
Register to receive our prayer requests by email.

 


VOLUNTEER!

Join one or more of our trips and work with evangelism, relief and assistance to the peoples of the Amazon. Fill in your registration and await our reply.

 

 
PARTNER WITH US!
 
Partner with us in the work God is doing in the Amazon!Email us at info@amorbrazil.org and let's talk about how we can work together in the Amazon.




Partners



Creekside Bible Church
Castle Rock, CO, USA


First Baptist Church Middleburg
Middleburg, FL, USA


Briensburg Baptist Church
Benton, KY, USA


Hardin Baptist Church
Hardin, KY, USA


First Baptist Church Murray
Murray, KY, USA


Twin Lakes Baptist Church
Mountain Home, AR, USA


Walnut Street Baptist Church
Louisville, KY, USA


Kingsley Lake Baptist Church
Starke, FL, USA





Missão do Céu


Amazon Outreach


Your Mission Matters


The Bucket Ministry


Mission Travel
CONTACT US
Write us. It will be a pleasure to talk to you. We will respond as soon as possible.



Contact Us!
                
Amazon Mission Organization
P.O. Box 707, Mountain Home,
AR 72654 - USA

Missão Paranorte
Rua Camaiú, 158, Centro, Iranduba,
AM - Brasil, CEP 69.405-000
CNPJ: 04.541.322/0001-07

                   
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