Along the Amazon River, Edwin Blanco*, a native church planter, ministers to the Akawa*, an unreached tribe in Peru. As the administrator of an indigenous mission organization, he has a burden to reach the Akawa with the Gospel. He and IMB missionary Joe Brewster, along with their respective teams, partner together to reach isolated tribes like the Akawa.
Blanco wants to focus on evangelism and church planting along the Amazon River, but the organization he runs was founded with foreign funds and is dependent on donations. Blanco reached out to Brewster who helped him expand his vision for missions, but in a way that did not depend on foreign funds.
THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM (CP) is the financial fuel for reaching every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state, and every nation. Your support of both CP and THE LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING is allowing Brewster and his team to help Blanco’s team construct nine working fishponds which has sold nearly 10,000 pounds of fish, thereby supporting themselves and their work to the indigenous Amazon River tribes.
PRAY for Joe, Edwin, and their teams as they share the Gospel with tribes like the Akawa and that members of those tribes will come to faith in Jesus.
*Names changed for security