TLBC has been going to the Amazon River Basin in Brazil with AMOR for 20 years with a team of up to 25 members. We have been privileged to help build several churches, sponsor various medical ministries, sponsor Pastors, do evangelism and Vacation Bible School and make many friends.
One interesting component of the Brazilian endeavor is our work among the Wai-Wai Indians, on a protected Indian reservation that all other outside entities including National Geographic and the Discovery Channel have been denied access.
Founded by Dr. Richard and Bea Walker, AMOR has been traveling far in to the secluded, forbidding waterways of the Valley for more than 25 years. Wherever we go, there is physical healing and spiritual completion offered in abundance to all in need.
These regions to which we’ve been called to minister are often uncomfortable and costly to reach. These places are neither convenient nor logistically easy to embrace. The people there have been discounted by most of the world around them. The hopelessness and helplessness they feel is profound. Our task is to take the only Words certain to relieve them.
If you desire to be part of an organization privileged to touch the lives of thousands of the “forgotten” each year, you are welcome to read and explore further. We stand ready to take you where only handfuls are blessed to go…
Where there was once no evangelical presence whatever, a dozen Interim Pastors have been left behind to minister in the regions we’ve traveled. Our River Bank Bible Institute still serves as the primary source of learning for the +/- 80 lay pastors in the field. It has been a wonderful venture in God’s leading and provision. The Vision He placed on our hearts so many years ago, is still burning and vibrant today.
All who care to join us as we venture forward is welcomed and encouraged to do so, today…
The AMOR’s Beatriz and Lori are our homes-away-from-home in the Amazon. They are sturdy, safe and comfortable vessels equipped with hot-water, air conditioning and ample space for sleeping and cruising.
Our volunteers enjoy sleeping in hammocks, eating wonderful food prepared by our chefs and freshly laundered clothing. Our staff does all possible to ensure our team members are as comfortable as conditions will permit during their time in the field.
The AMOR/Beatriz is our 76’, double deck, regional vessel used as the primary transportation and living quarters during our trips. She is equipped with 5 full baths and showers and 3 half-baths. She has a stand-up hold that allows us to be provisionally self-sufficient for as long as 12-16 days without refueling or re-supplying. The Beatriz is equipped with central air-conditioning in the sleeping section of the upper deck. When the rains or bugs become a problem, the tarps may be lowered for a more comfortable environment. Her capacity is for up to 24 passengers and is manned by a faithful, competent crew of 15. We have owned her since shortly after her maiden voyage in 1989.
The AMOR/Lori is our 55’, single deck, enclosed regional vessel. She is used primarily as a support vessel for larger groups but, also sails alone with small teams of volunteers. She, too, is equipped with hot water and enough cargo and freezer space to stay cruising for as long as 10 days without porting for re-fuel and re-supply. She has a capacity of 7 passengers and 4 crew. We built her from the keel, up in 1999.
If you are interested in going to Brazil, contact Brent Blomquist.