Friends in Brasiléia

For a long time I have wanted to visit Brasiléia. It is a city on the border of Brazil and Bolivia. A pastor who had quite a bit of influence on me in my teenage years has been pastoring a church up there for years. The trip was an eye opener for me. The need for laborers and reapers in the harvest overwhelmed me during my stay.

Here is an overview of the region with Bolivia in the far background.

I spent five days in the city. What a blessing it was to encourage the pastor and his family, meet the people in the church, and have fellowship with several young couples in their homes. I had the opportunity to preach on Sunday morning and evening. The children were very precious.
While in Brasiléia, I was taken across the border into Bolivia. For the most part we were just looking around, but the spiritual need there was great. A church has been established in Cobija, Bolivia which is right across the river from Brasiléia. A missionary from Peru is now pastoring the church. Oh, how wonderful it would be to send out many Brazilians like this into the foreign countries around us where access is very easy.

Between Brasiléia and Rio Branco, the capital of Acre, there are hundreds of farms. By farms, I mean everything from small homes out in the middle of nowhere to cattle ranches with thousands of heads of cattle. There is little to no Gospel representation in any of these areas. Some of these people are 50 to 100 kilometers from the nearest little town and much further from a Gospel preaching church.

Pray for Pr. William and his family as they work to reach people in this area for Christ. He has an excellent ministry with children in the city. He and his wife both teach Bible in the public schools around the city. He also has a radio broadcast and is sending us the recordings for the broadcasts to be posted on our website.

All in all, the Lord was very good to me on this trip. The people were such a blessing and the fellowship with the pastor and his family was a great encouragement and help to me. Below are some pictures from the trip

–Jeremy

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A bridge crossed by church members who live in the colonies around the city. Almost impossible to cross if rain has been falling.


 

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A small home about ten foot by fourteen foot.


 

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The river that runs through Brasiléia separating it from Bolivia.

 


 

 

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The church in Brasiléia


 

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Our trip to Bolivia


 

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The bridge to Bolivia


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Crowded shops of Bolivia


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Teaching Sunday School


 

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Enjoying time with the children


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Maria Luiza a precious little girl whose parents are getting more and more involved in the church


 

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One of the couples that invited me to their home for dinner


 

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Pastor William, his wife Silvia and his two daughters Anne and Elle


 

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Preaching in the Sunday evening service


 

 

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