Glen Ellyn Bible Church recognizes the importance of EVERY person experiencing mission, here in our community, across our country and even internationally. We believe that this reflects God’s heart for all peoples. For this reason, we schedule short term partnership trip opportunities for our church body to participate in. Recent trips have included Mexico, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic. Turkey, the Dominican, and Cambodia are on the horizon next. Whether 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, but God calls each of us to the mission field he created for us every day. Whether it is working with immigrants locally or serving on an international team, we welcome your participation.
As trip opportunities become available, we post them on this page.
LA PAZ, MEXICO
February 10-17, 2018
We will travel from Chicago O’Hare to Mexico City and directly from there to La Paz, the hub of the SUNNY central Baja Peninsula to minister there. Our mornings and afternoons will be spent doing various work projects, which will include working at Rancho El Camino and at the nearby El Faro Church. 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 eat team meals together and have some amazing group times. 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!
Our home for the week will be Casa Buena Bed & Breakfast in La Paz. There are comfy beds, bathrooms, and showers in each room, so there is no need to pack a sleeping bag. The Bed and Breakfast also provides a nice size meeting room on their complex perfect for team gatherings. 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! Our hosts for the week will be TEAM missionaries Pete and Emily Johnson and our good friends at El Faro Church. We have been there more than 6 times in the past ten years. Find the Johnsons on facebook, twitter, or through tabernacle church, Norfolk, VA.
- TEAM MEETINGS: Team Meetings: It is important that team members attend the Team Meetings. This allows us clarity on our projects, expectations, and preparation for the various challenges. There will be roughly 4-6 meetings total. INFO Meeting SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 11:30 at GEB Conference Room.
Applications can be filled out online and will be available soon. Otherwise, John Foster and Mark Dede will e-mail them to you. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any.
|Ground Transportation (rental, gas, ins.)||$250|
|Food and Lodging||$350|
|*You will also need to bring some extra money for meals along the way.|
A BREAKDOWN OF THE DEADLINES:
DUE BY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17
DUE JANUARY 10 (fundraising and/or donation)
DUE AT FINAL MEETING ON JANUARY 28, 2018
It’s so expensive…Money is one of the biggest areas of concern for anyone participating in a mission project. Whether one pays out of pocket or sends out letters for financial support, God always finds a way to provide. Our team will also have some helps in this area. You will be surprised at who is willing to help you get there one way or another. I have never seen a willing person not go due to money.
I have limited vacation… Yup. True there as well. So why not invest them in something that will build the kingdom, glorify God, and refuel you spiritually and otherwise? Did we also mention that Baja is just about 100% sunny?
I might get sick…True again. However, as a rule, we go above and beyond being careful with food and other potential illnesses. Did we mention that doing physical labor for the kingdom in the warm Baja sunshine will give you a boost like no February Chicago day.
I’ve never done anything like this before… What better way than to attend with a group of supportive men who you will build a strong bond with?