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Showing Christ’s love to wary fishermen and their families
Planting the Kingdom among subsistence fishermenThe remote, water-accessed villages scattered along Brazil’s coastline and up the Amazon River are home to thousands of fishermen and their families. The water sustains them—but just barely. And their isolated existence insulates them from the help they need to improve their lives.
The Evangelical Mission for Assistance to Fishermen has a team of 85 workers who serve the needs of these remote fishing villages and bring the hope of the gospel to their residents. These Brazilian missionaries are committed to demonstrating practical care as well as preaching the truth.
• Workers have reached over 1,600 villages, planting 37 churches and establishing scores of regular preaching points and home groups.
• EMAF mobilizes medical and dental teams to make visits to communities on a rotating basis, often using a floating clinic to serve water access only communities.
•The ministry has also established several literacy centres that empower both children and adults who have limited access to education.
• EMAF operates several childrens’ centres, which offer daily programs for over 346 preschool children who receive meals, clothing, shoes, health care, Bible teaching and much love.
• A new outreach on the Amazon River seeks to reach the remote and hidden peoples who live along this great river.