I have such good memories of being with you guys and love continuing to hear what God is doing on Facebook etc. Blessings to the base.
Our team had an amazing time with Amazon Reach, it was a perfect DTS outreach location. The times in the river communities provided our students with great opportunities to step out of their comfort zone, both in the ministries with the churches we worked alongside as well as in physically living in villages in the jungle. Throughout it all we were well supported by the Amazon Reach leaders and staff and I would highly recommend the base for anyone looking for a place to bring teams on outreach!
Claire, DTS Outreach Leader, Kings Lodge, UK
YWAM Amazon Reach is amazing, and was the favorite ministry time for our DTS outreach! The staff are awesome people who genuinely love the Lord and their ministry which makes partnering with them a blast! I would highly recommend working with them or supporting them in any capacity possible. You will be a part of the great things the Lord is doing in Brazil.
Michael, DTS Outreach Leader, Nashville,TN USA
Working with Amazon Reach was an incredible blessing and experience. Not only did they plan our river trip outreaches and host us, but were personally available when I needed comfort and guidance. They are wonderful examples of remaining faithful to where God has called them amidst the challenges. They have made a sustainable impact on dozens of river communities and continue to share Gods love wherever they go.
It truly was a pleasure, the leaders were great examples to me of what it means to put roots in, and stick with something. I look forward to our next meeting. In Jesus,
Isaac, DTS Outreach leader Kona, HI USA
I found the team integration between the Brazilian staff working with YWAM- Amazon Reach and our short-term team to be great. Whether it was with someone who only spoke Portuguese or someone who helped translate English to Portuguese, all of the individuals from the YWAM side were amazing to work with. In fact, at times they were so good it felt like I didn’t even have a translator. One of the best trips related to having the necessary translation resources. This further extended to the work of God’s Holy Spirit working through both teams – there was equality and a servants attitude.
It was exciting to be on the Amazon river and have a sense of God’s presence in reaching out to hard-to-reach communities. I can’t fully put it into words, but it was just so exciting and we had such a fun time.
I personally appreciated the leaders attention to detail on all the logistics of the trip. He doesn’t miss any details. The food, hammocks, preparation were all great. This trip really helped me learn all that goes into trips on the receiving side.
Matt, Short-term church group leader, New York, NY USA
That was an awesome trip! God stretched me and grew me so much! Several amazing
moments. The sequence of events that happened in the spiritual and physical realms
just blew me away! Preaching especially to the youth everywhere we went! I’ve been
on two missions trips there, it was a pleasure to minister alongside the leaders at
Ywam-Amazon Reach, and they are my favorite all time short term missions trips.
Mike, Short-Term Church Group Leader. Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
I had the privilege of leading an outreach team to Brazil where we got to work with Amazon reach. It was an amazing outreach. All the ministry was set up and the leaders and staff hosted us so well and made us feel part of the base. They have such a heart for the people in the river communities far from everyone else and will do literally anything to reach them and share the gospel! They accommodated us so well as well as going above and beyond always marking sure that we were as comfortable as we could be on our river outreaches. I would highly recommend sending outreach teams there, especially with first time staff as the base leadership really helps a lot!
Rubens, DTS Outreach leader, Kona, HI USA
Honestly, I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the base and staff at Amazon Reach. Being the team leader there’s a lot of responsibility to make sure everything runs smoothly throughout outreach and the team at Amazon Reach did an amazing job at facilitating my team and making us feel cared for, at home, and safe wherever we went among their staff and students.
Regardless of the language barrier the connection made with everyone on the base and in the communities is something myself and my team will cherish forever! The way in which they operate as a base and within the river communities they serve in is unlike anything I’ve seen, God’s finer prints are covered in everything they do. So much compassion, love, and understanding for the people they serve to the people that work alongside them like my team did! Amazon Reach is a place I would recommend any team to go to that’s looking for a deeply spiritual and profound encounters with God and his people!
Nicole, DTS Outreach Leader , Gold Coast, Australia