I’m Fernando Borges, a volunteer missionary for the Amazon Lifesavers Ministry (ALM) in Brazil. I’ve been doing this for years, and I love it!
ALM missionaries minister to the needs of the people living along the Amazon River. We introduce them to Jesus and start groups of believers where there’s no Adventist presence.
If our ministry sounds familiar to you, it may be because you’ve heard of the Adventist missionaries Leo and Jessie Halliwell who started this work in the 1930s. They traveled all over the Amazon in their legendary launch called the Luzeiro,or Light Bearer. We’re doing our best to continue their legacy, sharing the light of Christ’s love to one heart at a time.
Here’s a glimpse into my world.
If someone told me a few years ago that I’d be in a place like this, I would have thought they were crazy. I used to think that being a missionary was only for those who have a lot of Bible knowledge or who are doctors and nurses, but I was wrong. We can all be missionaries, lighting up a corner of the world for Jesus. Being a missionary through Adventist Volunteer Service changed my life. Could God be calling you to be a volunteer too?
Fernando BorgesBefore Fernando Borges became a missionary in the Amazon, he worked as a photojournalist in São Paulo. He attended School of Missions, which trains missionaries to live and serve in communities along the Amazon River. He now promotes Amazon Lifesavers Ministry.