World Servants is working alongside Daniel Schimenes and his organization, One Challenge International, in Brazil. They have a passion to help communities in Brazil by sharing the Gospel and encouraging them through meeting physical needs. If you consider yourself or your group adventurous, then you’ll appreciate the three-hour boat ride to Ariri, where there are very few vehicles, dirt roads, and no gas station. Ariri is a village unlike most others in Brazil. Its unique location, nestled in the coastal waters south of Sao Paulo, and its isolation from the modern world, have left it relatively unchanged for centuries. The people of Ariri have lived there all their lives, fishing in the waters surrounding the island.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
We will be coming alongside the local community in Ariri, in conjunction with the Evangelical Mission of Assistance to Fisherman, to work on a project that assists the local fisherman and their families. We will be helping build a refrigerated facility that will aid the fisherman in storing their daily catch and will allow them to process and sell the fish under Brazil’s new health standards. Most families do not have electricity and refrigeration in this area; therefore a cooperative holding and processing facility will help the local economy of the village, and will impact 15 families directly. Meeting these physical needs opens up the door for continued Gospel outreach to this area.
In addition, the team will participate in experiential cross-cultural training before and during the trip and present Kids’ Club in the local village. We may have the opportunity to travel to other local villages to present Kids’ Club and work on a construction project to help local families.
The team will spend their day off visiting points of interest in Brazil. We will plan to visit the beach, market and cultural city center.
TRIPS TO THIS COMMUNITY
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FOOD, LODGING, & TRAVEL
You’ll meet your mission leader in Sao Paulo, where World Servants will greet you and transport you by bus and boat to your lodging located on the island of Ariri off the coast of Brazil. We will be lodging at a local hotel in Ariri. Our lodging is close to the project we will be working on. Simple style rooms with beds, restrooms, and showers will be our accommodations for the trip.
All meals will be prepared for us by locals hired from the community who understand the need for good, healthy meals. The main diet consists of bread, potatoes, cornmeal, some beef and chicken, eggs, rice, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, beans, avocados, along with fresh pineapple, mango, bananas and papaya. Clean, safe water will be available to the team at all times.
IS IT SAFE?
TRIP SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Trip safety is extremely important to World Servants and our host community. Brazil and Ariri are considered very safe and we do not anticipate any safety issues.
COVID-19 Safety Response
We are working diligently to address the directives of the communities we serve in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Be assured, World Servants will not hesitate to cancel or suspend a trip if appropriate.
While World Servants does not require participants to be vaccinated, some countries in which we serve may require proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test in order to gain entry into the country. World Servants will work with you and your team to make sure you are aware of any travel requirements prior to trip onset.