short term trips
2019 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 hosted VBS for the children, a sports outreach for the older kids, a Bible study for the women of the church who carry the torch of faith in the home, delivered school supplies to families in need, and held 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 dates for the summer of 2020 trip are TBD. Whether though prayer, your presence, or financial support we would love for you to take part! If you are interested or have questions, please email Jeff King (email@example.com).
Uganda Mercy Trip – A short term healthcare oriented mission trip to rural Uganda happened July 26-August 9 of this year. The team traveled to rural village sites and offered free medical screening clinics, preventative care, and give out mosquito nets. It was a great success and the gospel was shared while we provided much needed medical care! There is a trip in the works for next summer 2020, dates TBD.
Mexico Pastors’ Conference Trips – Another awesome ministry to our southern neighbors and friends is our annual Pastors’ Conference. This year, we held one Pastor’s Conference: May 26-29, 2019 in Rio Bravo.
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 $200. 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.
Two years ago, we put the call to build homes for families in need, in the churches we support in Mexico, on hold. We did this to answer the call given to us through the Book of Haggai “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. We felt called to build a House of God for all the families in a newly founded community. This church was named Casa de Bendicion (House of Blessing Church!). As we finished this project, we looked at the conditions of the other churches within Pastor Jesus Castellanos’ care, and we saw they need to be repaired and updated. In Haggai, the prophet wrote “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?” In answer to this question we tiled floors, finished classroom space, finished kitchen space, and poured a concrete roof to replace one damaged by fire at several of the local churches.
In 2019, we are excited to begin building homes for members in Casa De Bendicion Church (House of Blessing Church). The project will consist of buying a lot adjacent to the church, building a parsonage for the church pastor there, and building new homes for two other families in the congregation. It is our hope that these three new homes become beacons of light for the surrounding community, and that Casa de Bendicion continues to thrive as a church.
If you feel led to be a part of this mission through either going, giving, or praying for this trip, please contact Jeff King at email@example.com for more information. The cost of this trip is TBD, and the dates are TBD.
Myanmar Pastor’s Conference Trip – Pastor John will be traveling to Myanmar again in 2020 to teach a Pastor’s Conference. If you are interested in helping prepare and serve food for the conference contact Pastor John, firstname.lastname@example.org. The conference will be January 9-16, 2020 but you could arrive earlier in country if desired.
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.