Update on the flood relief

As you may know there have been multiple efforts to raise funds for the flood relief on the Amazon. The really amazing thing is to see what happens when we "release" God to do as He wills... That may sound odd but I heard the same thing from the brothers at two churches in Bellingham. it went something like this, "The board discussed giving JungleMaster  an offering but we decided to open it up to the congregation and see what God will do through His people".

I can now report that God has provided over $13,000 through just those two offerings.. plus there have been individual gifts and other churches help that will bring the total to over $16,000 to provide food for the flood victims in the jungle.

Today our team in Peru are moving over 8,000 lbs of food up river to help. This is the second wave of food that we have transferred into our ministry area, 200 miles above Iquitos Peru on the Amazon. We are purchasing rice, beans, farina, cooking oil and soap in Iquitos and moving it up river on the ferry. The food will then be distributed through our network of 27 partner churches into more than 40 villages. Our relationships with the leadership in these communities makes the perfect distribution network and as we get the help out to theses communities we will be taking photos and video to report back to those that have so generously helped. Next week we will send the third load of food up river adding another 10,000 ponds of food to the communities on the river.

So.. you may be asking why us, why JungleMaster? Its because we are the only help they have on this part of the river, there are some organizations working closer to Iquitos but we are the only group working this far up river. The staff in Peru reported that one Peruvian national group from Iquitos went as far as hiring a boat and loading a few dignitaries up, they ran up river with a few bags of rice and made some promises, but nothing more has come of it. So there really won't be much help from the government. 

 I will be getting out reports as we get the food up river and we get the next couple of shipments going...
Thanks from the people of Peru and God Bless you all
Tom and Janet Clark

Amazon Mission Festival

Greetings friends….
As you may know JungleMaster is about 6 weeks from the third annual “Amazon Mission Festival”. This three day conference is your premier JungleMaster event each year. This year we expect over 300 jungle pastors and leaders to attend three days of intensive instruction on the basics of our Christian faith, sermon preparation and evangelism. Made possible only by God working through you by your prayers and support…..

This year we have an amazing staff of world renowned Spanish language teachers coming to the JungleMaster Missions Center deep in the amazon including:

Jaime Mirón, VP of Luis Palau association – evangelist.
Abel Hofkamp, pastor from Cordoba, Argentina.
Rafa Quinteros, youth leader from Cordoba, Argentina.
Tim Marlier, Dallas, TX
Sam Powell, Colorado Springs, Co
Mark Bofill,  Calvary Worship Center in Colorado Springs, CO.,
Jorge Arévalo, pastor in Lima
Guillermo Powell - Logos Software.
Jim Bates – Pastor Columbus NE ……..…and more!

Guillermo Powell again will build content for the conference this year, his experience last year in the jungle has lead him to reach out to an amazing group of friends, to ask them join our team. Guillermo has seen the value and impact that this conference is making, deep in the Amazon. Immanuel Bible Church has assembled a team of support people to bring together all of the odds and ends required to support a three day conference.

We also are working on purchasing  200 MegaVoices, these small devices are much like a I-pod with an external speaker, they are solar powered and  hold the entire Bible, 220- 30 minute devotionals and the entire Jesus film audio version.     Imagine……a tiny community in a dark remote jungle village, gathered each evening with the only entertainment they have; an audio Bible! These devices are available to us for under $40 dollars. We hope to give one to each pastor and leader that attend the conference this year. What better investment can you have in the lives of others; life to the full through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Put that together with the work God has done in the last three years;…. the only missions training center for 200 miles, the only bible study resource library with 100+ written resources, a jungle based missions sending church and a yearly bible conference that is the equal in quality and attendance to any anywhere!
And What Do You Have?
Your opportunity to be involved in an amazing work of God

That said; this is huge and I need your help. Our budget this year is $14,000.00 plus the cost of the MegaVoices and we have raised about $9,000.00 to date. All of our supporting churches are invested and now I’m reaching out to you to help and make this possible once more.  Prayerfully consider an investment in this project………. Thanks Once again……………..