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Double Opportunity Mission Trip - Construction and VBS -

Hard-working youth make a difference in a Spanish village

Trip #22423

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Belize Christian Impact

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Belize, Central America

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Customizable: Feb-Sep 2020

    Lasts between Up to 2 weeks

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Art, Drama, Music & Puppets

    Construction, Evangelism: Friendship & Lifestyle, Prayer/Intercession, and VBS/Bible Clubs

  • Mission Trip Cost

    Total : $595 (US)

    Includes: Lodging, Meals, and Travel to and from location

This Mission trip is a special opportunity to do some construction in a poor village and also a VBS. Your trip is designed to have maximum impact. We will focus on spreading God’s love in many ways.

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

200 Village children gather to hear a story In Belize many Mayan homes are small, unpainted with only dirt floors. A lot can be done to better the living conditions of these poor families while showing God's love. Refugees that have come in from nearby countries bring nothing but hope. We enjoy coming alongside these hard-working families and providing a better home. Something as simple as giving the house a new coat of paint can make a world of a difference. Pouring a concrete sidewalk can keep little feet off muddy paths in the rainy season.
Construction Mission Trips are for any age and skill-level. We make sure to take breaks often and drink lots of water so that missionaries are not over-worked. At the end of a hot day we stop at an ice-cream shop (with wifi) to cool off.
For anyone coming to Belize with skills as a carpenter, electrician or mason please let us know and we will make sure to provide an opportunity to put your skills to use.

Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

BCI partners with local Spanish churches in poor villages and with a multi-cultural church (Fountain of Life) in the Mennonite Spanish Lookout. Volunteers from these churches may work alongside you. A kids VBS is usually held at a local church to familiarize families' with the local churches available to provide spiritual aid.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

Elementary, Jr. High, Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 60], Married Couples, and Families

Education/Experience

No training needed, however let us know what you are good at so that we can customize your week with us to maximize your effectiveness. If you are bringing your family and small children we may plan on painting a home. If you are skilled in wood-work, we may extend a small home or build an outhouse for better sanitation.

For the VBS portion of the trip we suggest you learn a few action songs to sing with the children. Prepare some arts and crafts and a few active games. Experience with large crowd control will come in handy as the Fun Day is a favorite activity and many will come.

Languages

English

Other

Almost everyone in Belize speaks English so it won't be hard to communicate. Knowing Spanish will be helpful too as many older folk only speak Spanish.

Decency in clothing and language is required. We ask that all skirts, dresses or shorts to be knee-length. We do not want to jeopardize our impact opportunity by dressing inappropriately and in so doing offending the more religious.

Mission Trip Offered By Belize Christian Impact

Belize Christian Impact

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We love partnering with others to bring hope to Belize. Welcome to BCI Belize Christian Impact Belize is a country rich with variety in culture, in nature and in history. Harvey Plett, director if BCI was born in Spanish Lookout, Belize, in a Mennonite farming community. Here he found freedom and raised his family with open eyes to those in need. Presently The whole Plett family serves at BCI. Harvey is Pastor of non-denominational church Fountain of Life Church that you will be visiting and/or ministering at during your mission week. May your week with us be a week of drawing closer to God, a week of freedom and peace. While you serve may you be refreshed in Him.

Inquire about this Mission Trip

Contact Belize Christian Impact about this short-term mission trip:

Jeanny Deeds at Belize Christian Impact

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Country(s)
Belize
Region(s)
Central America
Other
BCI campus is in a Mennonite community, surrounded by Spanish refugee and Mayan villages. Your stay here will allow you to see many different aspects of life in Belize and many different degrees of poverty. From families who make a living from a dump to Mayan families who sell corn tortillas for a living to Mennonite children who also need the love of Jesus you will have a chance to serve many hungry hearts.

Dates

Start date
Customizable: Feb-Sep 2020
Length
Up to 2 weeks

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

Who
widows, refugees, victims of poverty
People Group(s)
Mayan, mestizo, Spanish, Mennonites
Religion/Beliefs
Catholic, Christian, Athiest

Finances

Funds needed
Total : $595 (US)
Included in Cost
Lodging, Meals, and Travel to and from location
Other
We suggest you bring $100 for souvenirs, snacks, tips and donations. After each project day you will have a chance to go to an ice-cream shop and large Mennonite store. Bring a bit extra as throughout the week you may find a need in the poor homes you visit.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Yes
Post-field Debrief
No
Comments
Each morning is begun with songs, prayer and a short missionary training. A journal is provided for each team member to record the day's events. Debriefing happens during dinner when missionaries have returned to base and rest from the day's activities.

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.

Other Information

Mission trip dates are customizable for groups of 8 or more only.

Groups of 12 and more get to bring their leader for free.

Groups of 20 or more leader gets free airfare.