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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

A Quiet Answer

What is your common response when you disagree with someone? Emma Bergen 2015 Powered by WPeMatico

The Praise Test

Proverbs says praise is a difficult test. I am naturally motivated to want everyone around me to be my friend. This is not always good. Do you have any experience with praise being a difficult test? Bella Bergen 2015 Powered by WPeMatico

March 2015 Baptisms

Twelve people were baptized last Sunday, at the river at the foot of our property. Many people from the church showed up to suppport those being baptized. This couple was baptized. They have 5 small children. Five girls from the Wednesday night “Girl’s Group”  were baptized. The twelve who were baptized, plus the four who baptized […]

Complexity Theory

This week-end (in March 2015) we had our first TLC (Training Leaders of Communities) week-end. We have not done an event like this before so we decided to make it simple and to monitor the results. After identifying eight topics that center around church leadership we decided to make the meetings as interactive as possible, that each leader should […]

Planning Ahead

This fellow wanted to buy our old car but he did not have enough cash. We traded for paint for the inside of the church and hours with his loader. Here we are moving dirt from one sloping area of our property to put beside our existing church building. We are preparing our nets for a bigger catch. […]

May Amazon Update! – Steve and Elba

This month we had our annual pastor’s retreat.  We were fortunate to be able to bring in Jerry Reddix and Penny Meyer to help minister to the pastors.  The objective of this retreat was to get the pastors to stop and get re-centered back to the Lord.  The pastors lives are mostly give, give, and […]

Very Exciting News!

Hello to all my Gracious Friends and Supporters! I have some news for you all that I have wanted to tell you for a long time. But first, I want to give you all the back story.As you already know, when I first moved to Brazil, I quickly started teaching English at CDR. I decided […]

Baked Bean Recipe

If you come to visit us, and if you like hot food, I will make a batch of these baked beans. Here is how I cook them, and how you can make them where you are too. Note: I use our pizza oven, but I think this recipe will work with a slow cooker too. […]

April 2015 Newsletter

#8203; Dear Friends and Family, Thank you for your prayers, support and notes over the last month. They are so encouraging! It has been an eventful few months for us. As I’ve shared in the last few newsletters, Denise and I have been doing a lot of traveling. Our only trip this month was to […]

March 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friends and Family, We never want you to stop hearing from us that we appreciate you very much! Your prayers and support continue to be so important to us. It’s been a crazy season for both of us – filled with fun times and hard times – but it has all been an adventure. […]

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