In the Peruvian jungle city of Pucallpa, 39 excited participants climbed aboard the boat “El Evangelista”.
They were preparing to embark on a five-day adventure that would broaden their understanding of God’s mission and give them opportunities to serve in jungle communities along the Ucayali River.
The team were welcomed onboard by an international group of missionaries, pastors, doctors, dentists, volunteers, local guides, and the ship’s crew.
‘Mission Aboard’ was started by a Reach Beyond missionary 15 years ago. He wanted to create a practical cross-cultural missions experience that would impact local communities and inspire and launch the next generation of Peruvian and Latino missionaries into all the world.
The team spent their mornings on the boat where they were taught by experienced missionaries about God’s passion for missions and a variety of cross-cultural topics.
During the afternoons, the participants served in the communities where they shared Bible stories, talked with villagers, played games with children, and shared the gospel. Some helped to assist the medical and dental team as they treated 479 patients.
As the boat made its way back to Pucallpa at the end of the trip, participants shared how excited they now were to encourage missions in their church and take the gospel to other lands.
One of them commented, “After this trip, I will never be the same. I want to serve the Lord for the rest of my life!”
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