Justice & Mercy International exists to help orphans and vulnerable children around the world. In the country of Brazil, our primary focus is on serving and helping the people who live along the rivers emanating from the city of Manaus in the region known as the Amazon rain forest. As we serve the families along the river, JMI helps children who need access to shelter, nourishment, education, healthcare, clean water and, most importantly, a relationship with Jesus.
Our service strategy along the Amazon River and its tributaries is to identify with specific villages and provide them with consistent resources until such time as their most profound needs are met. In the process, we hope to build enduring and dependable personal relationships, sharing in the blessings of mutual friendships and respect.
Our mission strategies vary according to the skills and desires of our volunteer teams. Possibilities include construction, self-sustaining agricultural projects, medical/dental trips, and VBS-type activities.
All of our mission trips revolve around our double-decker boat that is run by an experienced crew that includes jungle guides and translators. The boat is our home base where we sleep, eat and traverse the rivers from village to village. We also base many of our service projects in and around the John Paculabo Community Center that is situated at a strategic location along the river about an hour outside of Manaus.
In addition to meaningful service projects, a volunteer team will experience sights such as parrots, toucans, Cayman alligators and monkeys; and go on fishing excursions for piranha
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates of trips are posted on the JMI homepage under “Upcoming Events.”
Needs we will be addressing:
- Establishing plantations and personal gardens, including
- the provision of seeds
- analyzation of soil and provision of fertilizers
- the provision of pesticides
- wood, hardware, tools and other materials needed to cultivate and demarcate the land
- training in farming the land
- consultation in establishing markets for crops grown
- Establishing a production of breeder chickens and egg-laying hens, including
- consultation in the processes for breeding and construction of chicken coops
- the provision of chicken feed
- Construction of homes, churches and cultural centers, including
- the provision of essential tools and training in their use (such as table and circular saws, nails, etc.)
- financing for some construction, including the purchase of cement
- training for how to build items such as chairs, cabinets, etc.
- Mosquito nets
- Ant killer
- Yarn and training in crochet
- Implements to string beads
- Trips designed specifically to meet medical and dental needs
As we sequentially address our prioritized list, we’ll also enjoy some truly unique experiences with our Brazilian friends. Among those, a volunteer can expect opportunities to fish and hunt with the men of the tribe in their traditional ways; observe and participate in cultural dances; string beads and crochet with the women; spend an evening spotting Cayman alligators and visiting primitive tribes.
If you or a group from your church, medical group or construction team, would like to be a part of this incredible new ministry, please contact email@example.com for more information!
Because our trips are limited by the capacity of the boat we use, trips are limited to about 12 people. Additional trips may be scheduled at later dates to accommodate greater demand.
Sponsorships to support the sequence of projects along the Amazon are $40/month. Sponsorship gifts will be applied sequentially to the prioritized list until all projects are completed. The website will reflect these successes as they are checked off the list.
Sponsors are encouraged to set up an automatic draft so that there is no delinquency in payments, but checks are also gladly accepted. Please follow the instructions that are available on the site to set up your automatic drafts.