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Belizean Refugee Village Construction and VBS -
Belize Christian Impact
Belize, Central America
Approx: Aug-Oct 2021
Lasts between Up to 2 weeks
Art, Drama, Music & Puppets
Construction, Evangelism: Friendship & Lifestyle, Prayer/Intercession, and VBS/Bible Clubs
Total : $595 (US)
Includes: Lodging, Meals, and Travel to and from location
This Mission trip is a special opportunity to do light construction in a poor village and also a VBS. Explore the Caribbean while ministering. Drink coconuts and climb mayan ruins during your break.Inquire About The Trip
What the Mission Trip Will Be Like
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
Elementary, Jr. High, Sr. High, College, Adult, and Seniors
Eligible to Go
Individuals, Groups [max size 60], Married Couples, and Families
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.
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
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.
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Mission Trip Details
- Central America
- 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.
- Start date
- Approx: Aug-Oct 2021
- Up to 2 weeks
Demographics of People Being Ministered To
- widows, refugees, victims of poverty
- People Group(s)
- Mayan, mestizo, Spanish, Mennonites
- Catholic, Christian, Athiest
- Funds needed
- Total : $595 (US)
- Included in Cost
- Lodging, Meals, and Travel to and from location
- 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
- Post-field Debrief
- 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.
- How to apply
- Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.
- 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 plus trip for free.