Porto Velho, Brazil
Officially founded on October 2, 1914, Porto Velho was founded by pioneers around 1907, during the construction of the Madeira-Mamoré railroad. After the railroad was completed, the local population was about one thousand inhabitants; its buildings were chiefly the railway's installations and the wooden houses of the Caribbean (mainly Barbadian) workers.
Located on the border of Rondônia and the state of Amazonas, the city is an important trading center for cassiterite, the mining of which represents the most important economic activity in the region, as well as a transportation and communication center. It is also Rondônia's largest city, and the largest state capital of Brazil (by area). It is located on the eastern shore of the Madeira River, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon River.
Pray for an increase of outreach to unreached people groups in the Amazon region.
Pray for new ministry initiatives to be developed.
Pray for the various training courses being operated out of YWAM Porto Velho.