Southern Baptist Convention

Brooke

SOUTH AMERICA

It's recorded in Acts 1 that Jesus wanted His followers to share the Gospel to the ends of the earth. And today we're going to pray for one of our missionaries who serves in an "end-of-the-earth" kind of place: the Amazon rainforest. We'll call this missionary Brooke. Our church supports her ministry through our Cooperative Program. The tribe of people Brooke is trying to reach live deep in the forest. They do not have much contact with the outside world; when they do, the results are usually bad. They have to travel five days by boat to get to the nearest town - that's where they go to collect their meager welfare checks. Then they head to the nearest liquor store to buy alcohol and go on a drinking binge. That's how a girl we'll call Katia was when Brooke met her. Brooke would go by her home to pick her up for Bible study and find Katia lying in her hammock, hung over from drinking. Brooke did not complain, just got her sobered up enough to go to the Bible study. You can imagine what happened: Katia was saved and her life was changed. Now she wants others in her tribe to quit drinking and, instead, fall in love with Jesus as she did. We've been celebrating Christmas and we're about to start a new year. Let's thank God for all the people who have come to faith in Christ this year and have truly celebrated Christmas for the first time. Let's thank God for missionaries who serve in places like the Amazon rainforest. Let's ask that God keep Brooke safe and to bless her work.

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