2018 BCBC Short Term Mission Trips
For more information on these trips, please contact Jeff King (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Big Summer Mexico Mission Trip – Our last trip was a success! We were able to host a VBS for the children, a sports outreach for the older kids, a women’s Bible study for the women of the church who carry the torch of faith in the home, deliver school supplies to families in need, and hold a clinic covering general medicine, dentistry and vision. The building team accompanied our summer group and completed the construction on the multipurpose rooms of the House of Blessing Church, that we built last year! The people there were meeting in a dirt lot, but now they have a church to worship in and space to have Sunday School and other events! The church continues to grow every week!
The planning for the summer of 2019 is already underway, whether though prayer, your presence, or financial support we would love for you to take part! The Big Summer Mexico Mission Trip dates are TBD, and the cost will be $400 per person. If you are interested or have questions, please email Jeff King (email@example.com).
Mexico Pastors’ Conference Trips – Another awesome ministry to our southern neighbors and friends is our annual Pastors’ conference. This year, we will once again have conferences Uno and Dos! Conference Uno was May 13-16, 2018 in Rio Bravo, Mexico and Conference Dos will be held in Reynosa, Mexico October 28-31, 2018.
The call to make disciples by equipping pastors, their wives, and families is in line with our philosophy to “know Christ better, and make Him known.” Participants on this trip will assist with administration and food preparation for pastors and their wives. The cost of this trip is $170. If you are interested in more information on this opportunity, please email Jeff King (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Reynosa House Building Update – Every year we have the God-given opportunity to reach several families in need in the congregation of our sister church in Reynosa, Mexico by building cinder block houses for them.
Last year we built a House of God for all the families in a newly founded community, Casa de Bendicion (The House of Blessing Church!). It was our largest undertaking to date and it sparked in us a new desire. We looked at the conditions of the other churches within Pastor Jesus Castellanos’ care, and we saw they need to be repaired and updated.
This July we were able to:
- Put in new tile in the sanctuary at Prince of Peace Church.
- Installed a bathroom for The House of Blessing Church.
- Finished the kitchen, cinderblock fence and classroom space at The House of Blessing Church.
In December we still need to:
- Replacing the roof on the classroom and kitchen space at Prince of Peace Church. The previous roof was damaged by a fire in the neighboring lot. We will be pouring a concrete roof to replace the wood and tin one.
“‘Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build my house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored,’ says the Lord.” Haggai 1:8
If you feel God calling you to be part of this trip in any way, through volunteering, prayer or financial support, please join us! Email Jeff King (email@example.com) with any questions. The cost of the trip will be $250 and will take place December 26-31, 2018.
In 1999, we began sending teams to Reynosa during the summer for short-term trips in conjunction with another organization. When this other group eventually decided to stop organizing trips to Reynosa, we had a decision to make: do we cut ties with the people and churches that we have had the opportunity to impact in city filled with need, or do we do the keep going back for the sake of the increasing impact that God might see fit to make through us? We chose the second option! All of our efforts in Reynosa are done in conjunction with our sister church, Prince of Peace Bible Church. Our efforts in Reynosa are typically broken into house building trips, pastors’ conferences and summer trips.
house building trips
We send several teams at different parts of the year with the primary goal of sharing the good news of Christ through the efforts of building houses for pastors (to help further their ministries) as well as families in need. These trips have proven to be amazing opportunities for the growth of our people and for watching God change the lives of the people we go to minister to. So far, BCBC has built 26 houses in Reynosa and 1 church for a new community!
Typically coinciding with our house building trips, we send teams several times per year with the goal of better equipping Mexican pastors. The majority of pastors have no prior formal training, must work full-time in addition shepherding their local church, and experience quite a bit of hardship. It is a joy to get to encourage and build into these faithful men.
To further strength those relationships built previously in Reynosa, we also do large trips each summer that involve ministry teams that focus on work projects, VBS, women’s ministry, sports evangelism, medical team and orphanage outreach team. Our Reynosa teams are typically multi-generational and have consisted of close to 40 people each trip.
In addition to our annual mission trips to Reynosa, Mexico, our students have also had the opportunity to do short-term missions in Chicago, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, and Denton.
Kenya (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010)
We have had the opportunity to participate in several conferences in Kenya that annually equip Kenya’s police chaplains.