In May 2018, Frontline Missions was approached by Manna Church of North Carolina to see if we would be willing to partner with three organizations to expand the Kingdom of God. This would be done via the Jesus Film Project in Brazil. Frontline agreed and planned a conference in northern Brazil, December 2018, with American Bible Society (bringing access to God’s Word), RENEW (creating innovative technology), and CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ—producers of Jesus Film). There is an exciting synergy in this partnership to carry the Gospel, primarily to the Unreached Unengaged People Groups (UUPG) of Brazil.
Due to Frontline Mission’s eighteen-year presence in Boa Vista, Brazil, and the surrounding areas, we have an excellent network of Indigenous missionaries and leaders to pull from. After a series of meetings and conversations, Frontline agreed to host a 10-day training that equipped Indigenous and non-Indigenous Brazilians to take the Gospel to UUPG in northern Brazil, southern Guyana, and Venezuela. Trainees learned how to reach UUPG, how to utilize technology, Bible storying, as well as health and hygiene.
After receiving this training, each team was given a backpack full of technology including a miniature projector, a thumb drive with the Jesus film, a solar panel, and a flashlight/recorder with Bible stories.
Most importantly, we must remember that these are Indigenous people working as missionaries. Frontline has been promoting this concept for over eighteen years, and we are honored and invigorated to partner with other organizations that are like-minded.
Frontline Mission’s Brazilian network started with ten teams traveling throughout northern Brazil, southern Venezuela, and Guyana. Since our initial training we have expanded to two more teams in Colombia, two more in Honduras, and two in Venezuela. We currently have a total of sixteen Jesus Film Projects operating in five nations. In the first phase, each of the teams, which are comprised of a leader and two assistants, will show the Jesus film and invite responses for salvation. The second phase is to start listening groups with Bible stories. This is very effective in oral societies. The third phase is to start a church that responds to their culture. In the final phase, they will reproduce this in another location.
As these teams travel throughout the region as missionaries, they need financial support for their traveling expenses. Each remote trip varies in cost, but all are above each missionary's personal budget. May we extend a hand in sacrifice financially as they sacrifice their time and energies to God. They are willing to sacrifice their businesses and places of income to carry the Gospel where we cannot go. To empower our Christian brothers and sisters, we are endeavoring to partner with many churches worldwide to gird them up financially in this great evangelistic venture. There are still 120 unreached people groups in Brazil!
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