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Welcome to Xingu Mission


We are here to serve the people of Brazil. We believe that the best way to serve the people of Brazil is to help them discover the love, grace and hope found only in Jesus Christ.

We seek to obey the commandments of Jesus to baptize, disciple and teach about the Kingdom of God. We also see the Kingdom expanding by training leaders and planting churches.

We have been serving the people of the Xingu region for over 15 years. Our operations cover such a large area that we have divided our operations into three regions; Altamira, Portel and Marabá. In the USA we are known as Xingu Mission, and in Canada Xtreme Mercy.

Xingu Mission is a non-denominational, charitable organization.



Planting churches, training leaders, and helping the poor are part of the Xingu Mission DNA.

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Giving, short and long term missions, missionary care, prayer and special projects.

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About Xingu

Learn more about our Missionaries, regions, offices outside Brazil and accountability.

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Contact Xingu

Have questions? Contact Xingu Mission by phone or email in Brazil, Canada and the USA.

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Updates from our Missionaries

Discovery Groups Update

Request for Prayers I am working with several potential People of Peace. None of these have started their own Discovery Groups yet. In some cases they are going through some real struggles since they have become more interested in serving God. I have heard people say that before they were Christians their lives were fairly […]

Organizational Change

How do we stay relevant? I am thinking about organizational change this week because we extended our time together in Altamira as an opportunity to have some organizational meetings. Igreja da Vinha churches have been planting other churches since their inception. The mission has been helping them in every way we know how. The whole […]

A Discovery-Style Conference

My Favorite Church Conference in 2016 MOne of the 2016 conferences in our church in Marabá was especially enjoyable. Here is why. Fifty people from a wide variety of backgrounds gathered in small groups to study the Bible together, to learn how to behave. On Friday night it was all about questions. As our church […]


A reward of perseverance is the stories of how things used to be. Stories Jefferson pastors one of the bigger churches in Altamira, one that has planted several other churches. He was a teen-ager when we first met him. At the InterVinha  2017 Conference, during one of the general assemblies under the big tent, Jefferson […]

In spite of our plans, God moves…. When we moved here in October we had a plan, so did God….they just weren’t the same. ‘We Don’t Want to Be Here, We Need To Be’ It’s a phrase we hear often now, a prayer request to be freed from the life they are living.  The women […]

First Aid Training

Dr. Dave Keseg taught about primary first aid. Dr. Dave’s came from Ohio to provide first aid training. “Thank you!” Powered by WPeMatico

Prayer Request

Erica needs complete healing. Milton is the leader of Igreja da Vinha in Brazil. His wife Erica has cancer. Will you join us in prayer for complete healing for Erica. Elba, Joy and Gary Best, Milton, Clenildo Powered by WPeMatico


The Mission bought an overrun ranch in the 1990s. We (the mission) bought a run-down ranch in 1999. It used to be beautiful, with cattle, cacao, and coffee. The owner was one of the first mayor’s of Altamira but after he died this property was slowly overrun with jungle again. I heard that this house […]

InterVinha Conference 2017

This year Brasil had two InterVinha events, one in Southern Brasil, and one here in the Amazon, in Altamira. About 300 leaders and representatives from many of the Northern Region Vineyards participated. Gary and Joy Best, the retired founders of the Vineyard Church in Canada, were the guest speakers. Joy Best has the women break […]

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