The Amazon Reach Project is part of Marine Reach Ministries International; a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) which has for many years been serving the poor and needy around the world through practical expressions of love and compassion.
In the same way the Amazon Reach project wishes to enrich the lives of those who live in poverty, isolation and without hope in the Amazon area, giving them opportunities to improve their own lives. Thousands of people are living alongside and depend on the enormous Amazon River and South American rain forest for their living. Many survive in utter poverty, lacking services such as health care, educational, social and spiritual welfare. The Amazon Reach project, in conjunction with YWAM Brazil aims to address these needs by providing a vessel with a well-equipped medical/relief unit onboard. This unit, along with the international medical volunteers we will recruit, will provide full dental services, test and provide suitable glasses and carry out surgical procedures on eyes, such as cataract removal, correcting squints etc… In addition the vessels will provide a mobile base for initiating primary health care and educational programs. The project staff will promote community development programs that are also ecologically sound in order to help the Amazon people improve their own quality of life.
In addition, the example and teachings of Jesus Christ will be taught, as we believe that this will help to transform the communities along the Amazon River for the better. All these services will be provided free of charge to the recipients and conversion to Christianity will not be a prerequisite.