Have you ever dreamt of floating down the Amazon River? Now is your chance! Not only will you travel on the second longest river in the world, be amongst the largest tropical rainforest that provides 20% of the world's oxygen, take once-in-a-lifetime photos of animals and foliage, you will have an amazing opportunity to meet and change the lives of the local people that live along the Amazon River.
Join Loma Linda University Student Activities and Students for International Mission Service (SIMS) on a mission trip that will change your life. We partner with Social Action Volunteers of the Amazon (ASVAM), a non-profit organization through the Adventist Conference in Manaus, Brazil. With this group we connect with local Brazilian doctors and dentists and are able to provide much needed healthcare to indigenous people along the Amazon and Rio Negro. Volunteers will also help lead Vacation Bible School, play with hundreds of children, give health talks, lead worship in the local villages, and much more.
July 7, 2010 – leave LAX and fly to Manaus, Brazil
Board Boat - After arriving on July 7, 2010, we will travel to the first village on the Amazon River
July 7-16 - Providing medical and dental care as well as spiritual worship and children’s ministries in the villages along the River. We will also be building latrines and giving preventative health talks to the villagers.
July 15-16 - Start heading back to Manaus by boat
July 16 – Spend the day sight seeing in Manaus. Have dinner before boarding the plane to Recife
July 16-20 – Fly to Recife to the Beach Resort. Spend time there sight seeing in the city of Recife, enjoy beach front lodging, and relaxing.
July 20- Return to Loma Linda