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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

October 2015 Newsletter

#8203; Dear Friends and Family, Well, we are only a few weeks away from our big move to Macapá! Denise and I couldn’t be any more excited! Things are a bit crazy and really busy, but we wanted to give everyone a quick update about what’s been going on. As we have mentioned in our […]

2 Pennies

Hello to all my Faithful Supporters! I hope my last blog gave you a better understanding of life here in Brazil. I’m not sure what you imagine missionary life to be like, but maybe you now realize that it is not a paradise! Though, I would like to tell you that everyday, I am saving […]

Help Is On The Way!

Last year shortly into our new homeschool year I had a horrible day that was part of a series of bad days.  I’m going to be completely honest.  The hardest part of this move to a place full of new things, new climate, new culture, snakes and tarantulas has not been the adjustment to […]

Taking Alpha On The Road

For years, the Alpha resources sat unused on a shelf here in Maraba.  Why?  Because they had never experienced or seen Alpha running, they didn’t know how to get started. A few weeks into running the first Alpha here in Maraba, the team loved it.  The Brazilian pastor said it was ‘the best thing they […]

Newsletter August 2015

#8203; Dear Friends and Family, I feel like we say this every month, but there has been so much going on lately. This last month has been a whirlwind of exciting events! The month started out with a trip back to our future home, Macapá. As we told you in our last newsletter, we are […]

A Day in the Life

Hello to All, Well, my time in the States flew by as you can imagine. I am already back here in Portel, and classes started this week. I am so grateful that I got a chance to have lunch or dinner with some of you and just check up. I regret all those of you […]


Just some quick pictures that represent 2 family receptions that we had to honor  David and Lara’s Wedding Art and Werber ( Lara’s father) Beth-Anne, Sarah, Lais ( Lara’s sister), Lara David (21), Art, Daniel (18) My Family  Art’s Extended Family Sandra (Neice), Greg ( husband to Sandra’s sister Debbie), John Thompson ( famous brother […]

July 2015 Update

Logan off to collage In May, we had a big going away BBQ for Logan, as he returned to the States to study at the Ohio State University. The church group here already misses him, especially his enthusiasm at our weekly soccer game.  He’ll be starting his second year of undergraduate studies working towards a […]

Home, Sweet Home

Hello Everybody! I can’t tell you what a great pleasure it is to be home again. As predicted, I have spent a lot of time eating since I arrived! It’s been wonderful to spend time with my family and to see so many familiar faces at church.The first few days were a bit of a […]

The black water of the river is like a mirror, reflecting the intense green of the foliage that surrounds us.  The canoe lies low in the water with less than an inch between the eight of us and the river.  We all joke about what might be watching us from the banks.    Michael Hansen of […]

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