The River People: Taking God's Love and Transforming Power to the Amazon

The River People: Taking God's Love and Transforming Power to the Amazon

by Kent Truehl, Josephine Truehl

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Overview

Kent, an American, and Josephine, an Australian, journeyed to an unfamiliar continent and set out to live on a riverboat deep in the jungle. With their four young children and ministry team, they served on the Purus River in the Amazon, bringing education, health care, and the love of God to remote communities. The result is an unforgettable story of sacrifice, adventure, and transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576589403
Publisher: YWAM Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Series: International Adventures
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kent and Josephine Truehl helped pioneer three ministry bases in the Brazilian Amazon. Today they travel internationally, teaching seminars on all aspects of Christian discipleship, missions, and development.

Table of Contents

Authors' Note xiii

Part 1 Rivers and Jungles

1 The First Kiss 3

2 Brazil 5

3 Itinerary of Adventure 10

4 The Jungle Capital 14

5 Change in Plans 19

6 Up a Creek 25

Part 2 Tribal and River People

7 Into the Jungle 33

8 Hazards of the Trail 39

9 A Primal Encounter 42

10 The Maloca 45

11 Alone in the Jungle 49

12 Downstream through Time 55

13 Ready or Not 62

Part 3 Her Home, My Home, Our Home

14 Our Future 67

15 Australia 70

16 Preparation and Provision 75

17 Moving Country and Culture 79

18 First Steps and Stumbles 84

19 Gaining and Losing 91

20 Investing All 96

Part 4 Ministry Foundations

21 Money and Ministry 105

22 Faith and Provision 111

23 An Invitation 115

24 Not Against Flesh and Blood 120

25 A Time to Serve 125

Part 5 Feeling the Heat

26 A Boat and a Jungle House 135

27 More Than a Mishap 140

28 The Abí 144

29 Down but Not Out 148

30 The Maiden Voyage 155

31 Jungle Shortcuts 160

32 Back to the Suruwahá 164

33 Jungle Living 169

34 Lábrea at Last 176

Part 6 A Family in a Riverboat

35 Intercession Insights 183

36 Samauma 188

37 Divine Beginnings 193

38 Soccer and the Kingdom 197

39 Redemptive Love 202

40 Maçiarí 206

41 Isaiah 211

42 House of the Father 216

43 Making Disciples of All Nations 220

Epilogue 225

Acknowledgments 232

Notes 233

Photos 234

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