At Glen Ellyn Bible Church, we value partnership. That is why those serving internationally are called “Sending Partners”. We also recognize the importance of EVERY person experiencing mission, not just our “partners”. We encourage ministry in our community, across our country, and internationally. This reflects God’s heart for all peoples. Toward this end, we schedule short term partnership trip opportunities for people like you. Recent partnership trips have taken place in Mexico, Cambodia, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic. So, whether you are an adult or a high school student, there is room for you in our international partnerships.
Maybe you don’t sense you are called to full-time missions, yet God gives each of us to the mission field he created for us every day. Whether working with our Caregiving Center or serving on an international team, we welcome your participation.
As trip opportunities become available, we post them on this page.
La Paz, Mexico Men’s Trip
February 22-29, 2020
We will travel by airplane to Cabo San Lucas and then drive up the Baja Peninsula two
hours to La Paz to minister to the people there. Our mornings and afternoons will be spent
doing various work projects, which will include working at Rancho El Camino and at the
Church at El Faro. The week following our trip another local group will come follow up so
that the work output will be very strong. In the evenings, we will eat a meal together and
have some group time. Additional activities include ministry in an under resourced section
of the city, swimming in the Sea of Cortez, stopping by local shops, and plenty of superb
Baja taco stands!
We will stay at Casa Buena Bed & Breakfast in La Paz. There are beds, bathrooms, and
showers in each room, so there will be no need to pack a sleeping bag. The Bed and
Breakfast also provides a nice size meeting room on their complex perfect for team gather-
ings. After long hours of work and ministry, it will be nice to go back to a place where we
will be able to get a good night’s sleep!Inquire Here →
Lilly House Dominican Republic Partnership Trip
February 18-24, 2020
From Pastor Kelly Brady,
“I’m leading a trip to the D.R. in February and would love to have you join us. Help me get the word out about this trip. Here’s the scoop….
Two years ago, Jeremy Boynton and I traveled to the D.R. to visit the IJM headquarters there. The goal of the trip was to see what GEBC could learn about possibly helping their organization bring an end to sex trafficking on that island. So impressed by IJM’s work during that visit, GEBC decided to donate $10,000 annually to their support. It’s hard though to partner with IJM beyond making donations and for that reason we asked them to introduce us to another organization on the island with whom we might send mission teams as volunteers.
They introduced us to Erica Jude of the Lilly House, which helps trafficked women rebuild their lives. Seeing Lilly House in action was a powerful experience for Jeremy and I, and was a part of the catalyst that led to GEBC’s involvement locally with Naomi’s House. Today, GEBC gives $10,000 annually to Naomi’s House too, as well as sending them volunteers.
I’m planning another trip to visit Lilly House in the D.R. on February 18-24, 2020, and it looks as though two of the staff from Naomi’s House will join the trip. I’m excited to introduce the Lilly House staff and the Naomi House staff. The purpose of the trip would be to simply encourage and support the efforts of Lilly House, and would most likely include some light physical labor (cleaning and maintenance), as well as teaching some life skills and biblical studies to the women they are serving.
We will stay near Lilly House in the Score Int. facility. The costs are $540 for food and lodging + airfare.
Would love to have you join the team and go with us!!
Let me know if you have questions and/or interest in being a part.