CONNECT with the World — Short-term Missions Trips

CONNECT with the Commission
Jesus tells us in His Word to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. However, for many of us, this endeavor can seem overwhelming.

Where would I go?
How would I get there?
What would I do once I am there?


BIMI's CONNECT short-term program may be the answer. By joining a CONNECT team, individuals will have an opportunity to use their talents and abilities for the cause of Christ.

Each CONNECT trip is led by experienced BIMI field directors who organize and oversee all necessary details.

Prayerfully consider becoming a part of BIMI CONNECT. You will be glad you did.

CONNECT with the Mission
CONNECT trips are open to anyone 16 years old and older. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The total cost of each trip will vary, depending on the destination; however, the following will be included:
• Meals
• Lodging
• Transportation (from a specific US airport)
• Travel Insurance
• Ministry Expenses (tracts, Bible lessons, and materials)
• Travel Visa (will not include passport expense)
For information on upcoming CONNECT mission trips contact Dan DeLong.

We would love to have you join with a CONNECT missions trip.

We hope to hear from you soon!



Philippines — General Santos & Davao

February 9-21, 2017

Assist the ministries of local churches at different locations on the southern island of Mindanao. Activities will include outreach meetings in the local community and neighborhoods. Spend time with other missionaries at the BIMI Field Conference and learn much about ministry on the foreign field.

Departure - Feb. 9, 2017 (from Chattanooga or Atlanta)
Return - Feb. 21, 2017 (to Chattanooga or Atlanta)

Costs
Flights $1700 (USA/Manila - Manila/General Santos - Davao/Manila)
Lodging $600 (12 days @ $50/night)
Food $600 (12 days @ $50/day)
Transportation $100
Insurance $85
Total - $3085

Tentative Itinerary
Departure - Thursday, Feb. 9
Arrival - Friday, Feb. 10
Leave for General Santos - Saturday, Feb. 11
Services at Mt Calvary Baptist Church - Sunday, Feb. 12
Ministry at Mt Calvary BC - Monday thru Thursday
Travel to Davao - Friday, Feb. 17
Ministry at Mt Apo Baptist Church - Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 18-19
Travel to Manila - Monday, Feb. 20
Return to USA - Tuesday, Feb. 21

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Dominican Republic

May 23-30, 2017

Cost per person: $650 - includes lodging, insurance, food, and other incidentals (Does Not Include Airfare)

Have you ever wanted to connect with young people in a different country and with a different culture? This remarkable trip is just for you. We will be flying into Las Américas Airport (SDQ) on May 23, 2017, for a week of Connecting with BIMI missionaries and their young people.

Missionaries Jeffri and Pamela Polanco will be accompanying our group. This young BIMI couple is from the Dominican Republic (DR) and will provide special insight into the culture and needs of the Dominican people. As we travel from the southern coast to the northern coast and back, we will be visiting a number of sizable pueblos and giving out tracts and portions of God's Word in the city squares. One day we plan to go to the northern coast and visit Nagua where the Polancos and the Papes are planning on starting a new church.

Our schedule will include visiting a number of BIMI missionaries and participating with them in their ministries. You will be exposed to a Spanish Deaf ministry. You will participate in soul winning visitation, tract distribution, youth rallies, and much more. Special services are being planned to reach people with the Gospel. Two large youth rallies are being organized to connect with many Dominican young people.

While touring the country, we will have time to sample café con leche and quesitos. We will also have the opportunity to enjoy the local food. Each day there will be opportunities to learn and use a little more Spanish.

On our final day in the DR, we plan to go to the mercado for some last minute souvenirs. This will top off a great week in the Dominican Republic as we distribute Gospel tracts.

It is our prayer that God will use this Connect Trip to open your eyes to the need of reaching the people of the Dominican Republic for Christ. Prayerfully consider that God may call you to serve Him in the wonderful country of the Dominican Republic.

For more information contact Garry Sprunger BIMI Caribbean Director

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Canada — Montreal

June 15–23, 2017

We invite you to join Eric and Melissa Léveillé for an eye opening and heart warming experience beginning in Montreal, Quebec, and branching out in day trips to Quebec City and Ottawa, Ontario. We also have an overnight excursion to the Toronto, Ontario, area. There will be interaction with BIMI church planters and opportunities for involvement in ministry in these great cities of Canada.

The cost for each person is $995 plus your airfare to Montreal from your home location. We have room for a total of 8 on this trip. We will be staying in one motel for most of the trip except for the overnight trip to the Toronto area. At this cost you will need to pair up in the motel room, so we encourage you to bring your spouse or a friend to share your room. We will be eating out for some meals and others will be prepared at the church kitchen. Eric Léveillé, our host and guide for the trip, will drive us together in a spacious van.

June 15 — Fly to Montreal from your home location. Try to arrive early afternoon.
June 16 — Tour the city of Montreal
June 17 — Prayertime and preparation for Sunday services
June 18 — Involvement in an established church and a new church plant
June 19 — Day trip to the capital of Canada — Ottawa, Ontario
June 20 — Day trip to historic Quebec City — Pack your walking shoes
June 21 — Overnight trip to the Toronto area. Attend Faithway Baptist Church
June 22 — Five-hour drive back to Montreal. Pack your bags.
June 23 — Reflect on your trip and consider how God can use you in Canada
Back to airport in late morning

For more information contact Steve Stone BIMI Far North Director at 864-633-6481

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Spain — Dos Hermanas

June 23 — July 3, 2017

Work alongside BIMI missionaries Justin and Grace Hayes and Michael and Jen Helton in their local church. Ministry opportunities will include involvement in VBS and a variety of other evangelistic outreaches to help a young and growing church.

Friday, June 23 Leave Atlanta for Spain

Saturday, June 24 Arrive in Madrid
Take the train south to Dos Hermanas
Meet the missionaries, have dinner and rest

Sunday, June 25 Church in Dos Hermanas in the Morning
Church at Bethel Baptist in Rota in the Evening

Monday, June 26 John & Romans distribution
Question and Answer time with missionaries
Dinner

Tuesday, June 27 Morning: John & Romans distribution – men. Ladies Bible Study – Ladies
Evening: English Chat/Dinner at Mary's Place

Wednesday, June 28
Morning: Mercado de Abastos & Churros
Literature distribution
Some hours of free time to sightsee
Evening: Bible Study and Dinner

Thursday, June 29
Breakfast at Bar Moli All Day Sightseeing in Sevilla
Evening: Question and Answer time in Sevilla

Friday, June 30
Literature distribution
Lunch - Teen Activity – Dinner

Saturday, July 1
Morning: Basketball Tournament
Arcos de la Frontiera
Question and Answer Time

Sunday, July 2
Morning: church in Dos Hermanas
Afternoon: take the train back to Madrid

Monday, July 3
Leave Madrid – Arrive in Atlanta

For more information contact Ed Hembree BIMI Europe Director at 423-539-3378

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Honduras — Santa Lucia, El Progresso, Danli, Campamento

July 12–21, 2017

Total cost per person, $780 (not including airfare).

Wednesday / Arrival in Tegucigapla – Travel to Santa Lucia
Thursday – Santa Lucia
Friday – Travel to Danlí
Saturday – Danlí
Sunday – Danlí
Monday – Travel to Campamento
Tuesday – Campamento
Wednesday – Travel to El Progreso
Thursday – El Progreso
Friday – Return to US


Our trip to Honduras will provide each member of our team a full-circle view of the many aspects of missions and missionaries in a Latin American country. We will be visiting four church planting works. They are all different types of ministries in different climates, in different areas of the country, and with different groups of people.

El Progreso, Yoro
El Progreso is the third largest city in Honduras with many of the conveniences that you might find in the United States. The ministry of Team Honduras, headed up by Matt and Dallita Goins, is a church planting ministry with an expanding orphanage, a deaf ministry, and a medical outreach planned for the future.

Santa Lucia, Francisco Morazán
Santa Lucia is a quaint mountain town with cobblestone streets. Evan and Carmen Williams are the church planting missionaries here. From this town just 45 minutes outside the capital of Tegucigalpa, they are reaching into the capital area with several Home Bible Study groups that hope to become new church plants. A Bible institute has been started, and they have plans to start a Christian grade school. There is also an outreach to the local school for the blind.

Campamento, Olancho
Campamento is a country town two and a half hours to the east of Tegucigalpa. The Department (state) of Olancho has been called the “Old West” of Honduras. You will not find a McDonald's in this town, but you will find Daniel and Abigail Jacobo and their church plant. One of the methods used by the Jacobos to reach out to the community is teaching English and other subjects in the local schools.

Danlí, Paraiso
Danlí is just 20 minutes north of the Nicaraguan border. In Danlí we will visit the ministries of Alan and Becky Jackson and Jason and Cassy Tate. Alan Jackson has planted a strong church in the city, and Jason Tate has joined in the work and several more churches have been started. They have ministries with the local police force and the military. These missionaries are also reaching out to national pastors who need more Bible training in small mountain churches. They host a weeklong intensive pastors' school that helps strengthen these pastors in doctrine and practical aspects of the ministry.

You will be blessed by visiting all these ministries and seeing how God is working in each place. Make your plans now to be a part of this great opportunity.

For more information contact Terry Jones BIMI Central America Director at (423) 344-5050

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Amazon Outreach — Med-Evangelism

July 24–August 3, 2017 (10 days)

Cost: $1,570
Team: 15

More information at www.amazonforchrist.org.

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Continue the mission of the Great Physician and be a part of the 2017 Amazon Team! In July we will travel to the remote regions of the Amazon basin with a team of volunteer medical personnel and evangelists. The provision of medical care is a key which opens the door in areas otherwise left closed to the Gospel message. Make yourself a part of this team by going as a volunteer or giving towards the purchase of Bibles and medicine!

The Place of the greatest need is often the most difficult to access. Amazon's Vale do Javari holds the largest concentration of uncontacted people anywhere on earth. We will travel by boat up the Amazon River and other tributaries, evangelizing villages in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia.

The People in the Vale do Javari are made up of three groups: the local fishing villages, called ribeirinhos, the indigenous tribes, and the uncontacted tribes. We will focus our work among the fishing villages or ribeirinhos where Portuguese and Spanish are the predominate languages.

The Purpose of our Med-evangelism Team is to work with our national pastors to evangelize villages where they are presently working and in areas which they seek to open for new church plants. The Amazon is one of the least evangelized regions of Latin America. Our team will be involved in treating people clinically through the mobile med clinics and spiritually through organized mass evangelism.

Our team will experience firsthand several aspects unique to the Amazon: Jungle Boat Ministry, Três Fronteiras, Monkey Island, and Dolphin Bay.

Participant Profile: Ages 18–60 men and women with a heart for missions and medical professionals

Accommodations: Hotels, local housing, boat

Travel/Transportation*: Leaving from Miami and traveling by plane to Leticia, Colombia, and traveling by boat up the Amazon River and other tributaries into Brazil, Colombia, and Peru

Trip Details
• Airfare, lodging, transport, and meals included
• Jungle and River Boat ministry
• Medical clinics with evangelistic focus
• Gospel outreach in villages
• Ministry in local churches and schools
• Firsthand missions experience
• Ministry in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia
* A valid US passport is needed.

For more information contact Sean Lunday BIMI Brazil Director

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Candidate & Deputation Director

Rev. Dan & Sandra DeLong

Read more about the DeLongs. He can be contacted through the BIMI office at (423) 344-5050.

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Southeast Asia Director

Steven & Christy Maldoff

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