The prime objective of the Rio Negro Seminary is to educate and train future pastors and missionaries. Moreover, it is imperative that the Seminary prepares Spiritual leaders among attending students to further the spread of the Gospel. Spiritual leaders for Indians in the past were roles solely employed by white missionaries. To break this pattern, Missionary Kim understood that if Indians were educated and trained in theology just like white missionaries, in addition to their language advantage, then the combination would prove to be an effective base for outreach.

The founder and president of Gospel For Asia, K.P. Yohannan, illuminates major differences between Western missionaries and Indian missionaries from his own country, detailed in his work, "Revolution in World Missions." First, he submits, "Missionaries from the West aren't very good stewards when it comes to managing and utilizing material resources." He then states that the next flaw of Western missionaries is, "Just the fact that Western missionaries are ministering at a mission field poses a threat to the people that 'Christianity is an exclusive religion for the Westerners'." Third, their presence and financial support can become a hindrance to the independent growth of the people. Fourth, majority of Western missionaries are unable to enter unreached places, areas completely unexposed to the Gospel. Last of all, Western missionaries do not challenge nor dare to increase the intensity of ministry of others.


Although Missionary Kim may not entirely agree with Yohannan's sentiments about Western missionaries, he does confess that the gap of knowledge and influence can be wide between non-Western and Western missionary. Similarly, Missionary Kim shares his sentiments on the difference between indigenous missionaries and non-Indian missionaries in regards to ministering to other Indians. For example, Indian missionaries are able to carry out their ministry without much material resource since they do not have to depend on expensive Brazilian food or other resource type for survival. And of course, they are more accustomed to and can therefore better tap into their understanding of their own tradition and culture. They are also able to better implement a Spiritual revival without having to hinder the growth and sanctification of the church through financial support, for they have none to offer. Probably their biggest advantage of all is that Native missionaries are not territorially restricted by the Brazilian-Indian Office of FUNAI. So they can enter into Indian villages too deeply recessed in the rainforest, or they themselves can simply choose to not involve foreign influence in their villages. Lastly, Tribal missionaries are not restrained by language or customary barriers. For these reasons, Missionary Kim strongly believes that even a well-educated, competent non-Indian missionary cannot come close to the impact a local Indian missionary can have in ministering to his or her own people.

Due to FUNAI's unrelenting attitude of inhibiting Brazilian visas to foreign missionaries, Seminary alumni from all over the world, who may have initial interests in the Amazon for missionary work, consequently shift their ministry visions elsewhere. To circumvent this predicament, and in obedience to God's vision for the people of Amazon, Missionary Kim can now dispatch Native missionaries-perfect candidates for the job-for the remaining unreached tribal groups.