Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • October 1-4, 2019
Tribal leaders dressed in native attire, including feather headdresses, lined up on the stage. They represented people groups in the Amazon not ever engaged with the Gospel in 2,000 years of church history.
At the call2all Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil key Christian leaders from South America including the Amazon Basin came together with the goal to bring together the Body of Christ in the region to advance the completion of the Great Commission. This includes engaging the people groups that no one has ever reached.
There are almost 100 different ancient people groups in the Amazon Basin that have no known Christians. This massive region touches six countries in South America. Travel is extremely difficult, often including days up and down the Amazon river with its hundreds of tributaries. It’s also politically complicated as many of these tribes are protected by governments in the United Nations.
Representatives from this Amazon region were part of our Congress, including tribal leaders, missionaries, government officials, and linguists. The great news is that all of them responded and agreed to adopt all the people groups of the Amazon!
Over the three and a half days, everyone worked on what it will take to engage the final people groups as well as all of the country of Brazil. Areas of discussion included:
- Bible translation and engagement
- Church planting movements
- Compassion needs
There were more than 30 different workshops covering all the key areas of the Great Commission.
Together, the delegates committed to:
Adopt 539 Unreached Unengaged People Groups
Adopt 456 regions for Bible engagement
Start 103,073 church planting movements
Reach 222,321,953 people with the Gospel
642 new compassion initiatives