Baptist International Missions, Inc.

CONNECT Colombia | Peru | Amazon for Christ

Dates: May 20–30, 2024 (10 days)
Location: Leticia, Amazonas, COLOMBIA
Cost: $2050
Minimum team size: 10
Maximum team size: 25
Team Leader: Sean Lunday (BIMI South America Director)
Special Requirements: Ages 16–65 in good physical health/medical training welcome but not required

CONNECT Colombia/Peru in conjunction with Amazon for Christ continues the mission of the Great Physician. The team will travel by plane, bus, and boat with a group of medical personnel and evangelists reaching remote areas of the Amazon Basin with the Gospel message. In the jungle, medical care is often a key that opens doors to church planting. The team will experience firsthand several aspects unique to mission work in the Amazon: jungle boat ministry, school evangelism, tropical wildlife, as well as Colombia and Peru’s unique hospitality.

Colombia and Peru are among nine South American countries that share the Amazon Basin. The Amazon holds the largest concentration of unreached people anywhere on earth. The team will travel by boat to remote river villages in the region. The people of the Amazon are comprised of three groups: local fishing villages, indigenous tribes, and unreached indigenous tribes. The team will focus their efforts among the fishing villages where Spanish is the predominate language spoken and among the Tikuna who speak an indigenous language.

CONNECT Colombia/Peru will be hosted by BIMI missionaries Mark Gerosin, Peter Putney, Nate Hudson, and Seth and Susana Lunday. The team will also be joining in the work with several national pastors.

Each trip participant will have their flight booked from the airport nearest their home to Leticia, Colombia. Additional money may be brought along for activities, gifts, or souvenirs.

Needed Documentation: Valid Passport

Special Information for Medical Personnel: If you will be using your medical training to assist the team, you will be required to provide a copy of your credentials and diploma. Pre-registration with the Colombian/Peruvian Ministries of Health is required.

Additional Information

Amazon for Christ/AMAZON CONNECT 2020 Report Video

Amazon for Christ/AMAZON CONNECT 2023 Report Video

Another Amazon for Christ/AMAZON CONNECT 2023 Report Video

General Trip Donation Link

Updates and Reports on the Trip



2024 Trips

Uganda — May 15–29
Colombia | Peru | Amazon for Christ — May 20–30
Bolivia | Amazon for Christ — June 10–20
Costa Rica — June 13–21
Guyana | Amazon for Christ — August 12–22
Scotland — August 16–26

Potential 2024 Trips

Japan — May 13-27
Dominican Republic — May 20-27

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IMPORTANT POLICY DISCLOSURES

- All CONNECT Team members must abide by the stated Policies, Standards, and Code of Conduct.

- CONNECT Team members must purchase trip insurance that includes medical coverage. In most cases (but not all), this is included in the trip cost. (Please see the Important Policy Disclosures)

- The CONNECT Trip fee received as a deposit at the time of application is non-refundable unless BIMI cancels the trip.

- Additional funds donated toward a CONNECT Trip on a team member’s behalf are non-refundable within 60 days of departure.

- Each CONNECT Trip has a required minimum number of people needed. If the trip does not reach the set minimum, it may be cancelled and all donations including the CONNECT Trip fee will be refunded to the original donor(s).

South America Director

Sean & Stephanie Lunday
Read more about Sean & Stephanie Lunday. He can be contacted through the BIMI office (423) 344-5050.

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Candidate & Deputation Director

Rev. Dan & Sandra DeLong

Read more about the DeLongs. He may be contacted through the BIMI office at (423) 344-5050.

Phone: (423) 994-0492

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CAMP BIMI Director & Assistant Candidate Director

Jason & Mary Ritchie
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