Project AmaZon (its missionaries, pastors and churches) is working hard at the ambitious goal of planting 500 more churches by 2014. This short term goal is a part of a larger goal to reach the Amazon Basin by 2045. To do that, we need to maintain a 15% annual growth rate, or in other words, every church needs to plant another church every 5 years. Wow! What an awesome goal! Our goal for this year is 75 new church plants, and earlier this year I wrote about it and even made a wallpaper on the PAZ website. You can read that article by clicking here.
When I’m not busy with my responsibilities with the church (leading and overseeing cell groups, discipling, playing in the many services at Central church, etc) and when I’ve got most of my work with the mission done (promoting PAZ), I get to go out and actual help with teams to build the very churches we’re working to plant! Recently I went with our Construction Coordinator Joaquim and a group of short-term missionaries to put the finishing touches on one of our new churches in Iruçanga. This is a new church under the supervision of fellow missionaries Josiah and Jennifer Huber (Josiah is the son of Luke Huber, founder of PAZ and Ruth’s uncle).
The rest of this story will be told through the pictures, so go ahead and click on the first picture and follow along! Use your arrow keys to advance to the next picture and enjoy. Please be praying right along with us for the health and growth of these churches and that we can have God’s strength, grace, protection and resources to accomplish these goals for His purpose!!