When you take a trip with JMI, you are thrown right into serving alongside our teams on the ground in the Amazon and Moldova. From day camps to home visits, you will serve as the hands and feet of the global church right alongside the local churches that we partner with to carry out our day to day programming.
JMI takes care of all of the details, so you don’t have to. Our teams both in the US and abroad work hard to ensure you have all the support you need. You can find more specific FAQs about JMI Trips below.
As you travel up and down the Amazon, Solimões and Negro Rivers on the Splendor, our triple-decker boat, you will see long stretches of uninhabited waterway connecting remote villages, towns and isolated homes along the banks.
Teams sleep in hammocks with mosquito netting, while being gently rocked to sleep as the boat travels to its next destination. Brightly colored parrots frequent the sky above the river and you may see an occasional pack of monkeys along the shore line. You’ll fish for piranha and may see an occasional boa constrictor or anaconda. Our boat crew has a registered jungle guide who will take you on excursions to see Cayman crocodiles up close and personal, as well as a jungle walk to point out plants and trees that are used by the natives.
Interested in taking a trip to the Amazon with JMI? Check out the Amazon Trip Page for more information.
Moldova is a beautiful country with fertile soil and can be very rural in the areas surrounding the larger cities like Chisinau and Balti. The smallest and poorest country from the former Soviet Union, Moldova is about the size of Maryland and it has a very weak economy. Many people leave the country to find jobs . . . often leaving children behind. This poor economic system is also a contributing factor that leads to the high percentage of Moldovan children and women who fall victim to human trafficking in Europe.
The goal of JMI’s ministry in Moldova is to seek out the country’s most vulnerable children, offer them hope, and provide them with the personalized resources, opportunities and Christ-honoring values they need to succeed in life. We do this primarily through a multi-layered child sponsorship program. JMI mission teams help us identify the most vulnerable through camp programs. These camps allow us to share the love and hope of Jesus with all the participating children, while identifying the most deprived for sponsorship.
Interested in taking a trip to Moldova with JMI? Check out the Moldova Trip Page for more information.