Quilombolas are the largest unreached people group of Brasil. Far less than 2% of the 2.2+ million Quilombolas have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As the modern day descendants of escaped slaves who continue living in small, isolated communities, most Quilombola communities continue to have very limited access to the Gospel because of geographical and societal barriers.
Team Leader: Joey Koogler
IBCgo Project Focus: Coming alongside of Brazilian Baptists who are working to plant churches in Quilombola communities in the region of Acara by Bible storying in homes, prayer walking, conducting community worship services, & participating in worship service with Brazilian church partners.
Location: Belém do Pará, Brasil
Dates: TO BE DETERMINED
Maximum Team Size: 10
Estimated Trip Costs: $1,850 including airfare, travel insurance, & all in country expenses
Additional Expenses: Brazilian Visa: $165 Visa Processing Fees: $100 Immunizations, Passport fees, personal purchases & some US travel meals Family – Friendly This trip is open to approved participants ages 16+, but those under the age of 18 must travel with a parent or guardian.
Trip Requirements (All forms available at ibccorbin.com/missions)
- Completion of IBC Project 1:8 Team Member Application ($200 deposit required with application)
- Active participation in all sessions of IBCgo Training – approximately 10 hours with approximately 4 additional hours of partnership-specific cross-cultural training
- Building Prayer & Financial Partners for the partnership (samples of prayer & support letters available on ibccorbin.com/missions)
- Adherence to all IBCgo mission trip policies as described in Team Member Application Project
- This mission project will involve lots of walking and activity in an Equatorial climate. Therefore, participants should be in reasonably good physical condition.
- Housing will be a combination of hotels, host homes & a community center. While in Quilombola communities, participants will be using hammocks with mosquito netting.
- Immunizations – Please consult your physician. You may also consult the CDC site for Brasil: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/vfr/brazil Please allow sufficient time.
- Passport is required & should be obtained prior to March 15 to allow time for Visa process. Start early! http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html