Jerry Hranka

Santarem, Brazil

The mission of Project Amazon or what is now called Paz International, is to take the Gospel of Jesus to the more than 35,000 Amazonian towns and villages that have no Bible believing church. These communities are homes to millions of Portuguese speaking people who have never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel.

Ministry Description:

Jerry moved to Brazil in November, 2008 and joined the mission’s main base in Santarém, in January of 2009. Currently he manages the administration of the main office for the Mission. His duties include supervision of the staff, overseeing the day-to-day accounting, receiving and dispersing donations to their specific projects, liaising with our US office and our support organization in Canada, and looking after housing and office buildings within Project Amazon. Jerry also assists with the short term teams that come into town on a regular basis. He is involved with his local Brazilian church and is engaged in one-on-one discipleship.

Paz International also has ministry bases in Japan, Portugal, Italy and Argentina.

Prayer Requests:

• Continued advancement in the Kingdom of God as we spread further out into the Amazon Basin and other parts of Brazil with the message of Christ.
• Good mental, spiritual, and physical health as I continue my ministry work. Also, wisdom and discernment for myself as I think about my future involvement in the Mission.
• Many changes have taken place within the Mission these past two years. We have new reporting requirements for our accounting, long term missionaries have left, and new missionaries have joined our family. Please pray as we continue to adjust to all of these changes
• Wisdom and discernment for our leaders. Pray that they are unified in the decisions they make and that God’s will is first and foremost in their decision making process.
-Pray that the international short term teams will be able to return soon after being absent for the last two years.
-Praise report that even in the midst of this pandemic, thousands of people within the Amazon, in and around Santarem, have accepted Christ as their Savior.


Paz International (
Organization contact info (how to give): Paz International, c/o The Great Commission Foundation, PO Box 14006, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 0B4

Personal Contact Information:

Skype: jerry.hranka;
Mailing Address: R Silverio Sirotheau Correa 3894, Santarem, Para, Brasil 68005-050