River International

a ministry of the Hammonds in Brazil

You can make a difference in the Amazon. You can save lives in the slums of São Paulo. Donate Now

Welcome to River International. We are so glad you stopped by our online home!

Everyone deserves clean, safe drinking water. River International and our ministry Buckets For Life targets communities located on the riverbanks that have quantity of water but lack quality safe drinking water. Of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation, 90% are children under 5 years old. Providing […]

We are a missionary family that has dedicated our lives to disciple the nations.  After serving in full-time ministry for 11 years in Central California, we are in our second year of serving the nation of Brazil.  The fun has only begun! “Why go to the ends of the earth if you have nothing to […]

As full-time missionaries, we raise support to minister here in Brazil. Our work centers on three primary areas: Water filtration projects to the people of the Amazon Providing aid to children living in the giant garbage landfill of Rio de Janeiro Leadership development for local churches When you partner with us, you help us reach […]


  • Tom and Bernice possess the unique qualities of optimism in life and a commitment to blameless integrity in ministry; this has set them apart from any other leaders we’ve had the privilege to know. Their radical obedience to God’s voice has and will impact the lives of many. It is with great pleasure we endorse Tom and Bernice, whom we have had relationship with for nearly 20 years.

    - Ron and Jennifer Eivaz, Senior Leaders ~ Harvest Christian Center
  • Tom and Bernice Hammond along with their beautiful family possess the very heart of Jesus. Their love for the hurting and broken compels them to live sacrificially to bring hope to those who need it most. I am deeply moved by their humility and compassion for people. In addition to having them speak into our lives personally at Soul Harvest Worship Center, I have sent a team to Brazil to minister along side them. They’ve seen firsthand the powerful work that is being done by them and River International. Souls are being saved, the sick are healed, and lives are being restored by the power of the Holy Spirit through their obedience! It is an honor to endorse them, and to financially support their ministry. I love them dearly. They are the REAL DEAL!
    -Verna Brown, Senior Pastor ~ Soul Harvest Worship Center

    - Verna Brown, Senior Pastor ~ Soul Harvest Worship Center
  • I’d like to thank God for Pastor Tom’s life and his family. Because of the love they show to the hopeless in our nation, their passion and dedication have influenced us and made a difference in our churches. We love them very much!
    - Bishop Junior Terra, Bispo Nacional ~ Sara Nossa Terra  São José dos Campos

    - Bishop Junior Terra, Bispo Nacional ~ Sara Nossa Terra São José dos Campos

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Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our blog!

Jan 21, 2014 | One Comment

Greetings from Brazil! We’re so glad you stopped by here at our new online home, tomandbernice.com. For the past few weeks, we’ve been working on revamping our site so that we can better stay in touch with you. We’re also looking forward to sharing more of the life lessons, ministry experiences, and amazing stories here […]

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