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Snyder, Dan & Julie
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Dan grew up in Brazil as the son of SAM missionaries who served among the indigenous peoples. During his college years, he felt a calling to missions. Following his graduation, Dan answered that call when he received an invitation from an Indian chief to minister with the Terena people group in Brazil.
Julie, on the other hand, grew up in the US. Her passion for missions began at the age of 8 when she heard a missionary speak at her church. After completing college, she answered the call to missions and taught at a boarding school in Brazil. This experience fueled her desire to return to Brazil and continue working among unreached people groups.
After meeting at the boarding school’s graduation ceremony, Dan and Julie both recognized that God had called them to work together and reach the unreached tribes in Brazil. They got married and joined SAM in 1991.
Since 1993, the Snyders have ministered among the indigenous tribes of Brazil. For seventeen years, they served at the Ammi Training Center in central-west Brazil. Ammi seeks to disciple all indigenous believers helping them grow in the knowledge of Christ and serve the Church with their gifts. Many of the graduates have heard and answered the call to serve cross-culturally.
From 2017 through 2022, Dan and Julie served alongside an Ammi graduate in the northwest state of Acre, located in the Amazon region. It’s exciting to see the Indigenous church growing. Plus taking some giant leaps forward to now participate in fulfilling the Great Commission!
Currently, Dan and Julie serve with SAM’s Home Office as International Ministries Assistant Director (Dan) and International Staff Assistant Director (Julie). With their roles, they continue to travel back to South America. They serve alongside the Indigenous church and encourage them in their mission initiatives. Pray for effective ministry outcomes as they serve here and overseas.
In addition, Dan and Julie have three married sons who live in the USA and are proud grandparents as well.
Ministry: Ammi Training Center
The Ammi Training Center, established in 1995, wants to see a dynamic church in every tribe in Brazil. With the vision to see disciples of Jesus Christ in every tribe, Ammi provides Bible and leadership training to Indigenous people scattered throughout Brazil.
Ministry: Brazil Field, GO Fund
The countries where South America Mission operates incur various costs in managing and facilitating ministry, as well as ensuring the well-being of missionaries. These expenses encompass complying with local government regulations, maintaining field offices, managing field finances, and more.