Mexico – July 2016

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This was my first opportunity to go with Trinity Baptist Church to Piedras Negras, Mexico. A team of 8 people went. It was a blessing to work with each person and get to know them better.
 
We crossed the border at Del Rio where we were delayed a bit because authorities required Larry Danks and Conrad to unload and reload the supplies from the trailer. We then drove to Piedras Negras to the church where Julio was pastor. Arriving at the church we were met by the pastor and a man who lived at the church. He is the guard and we proceeded to unload all the supplies, VBS cloths, and chairs.
 
We drove to the La Quinta Hotel which was nice and air conditioned!!! Big blessing throughout the week. Each morning we had breakfast together at the hotel. Went to the church and set up for the afternoon Bible School. There was a class for the women during this VBS time as well. We were inside and outside and everywhere there was space at the church grounds. Conrad and Larry made sure the team had clean drinking water by using a filter system we had brought. Monday definitely was our HOTTEST day we experienced. Being busy with setup and preparations everyone didn’t drink as much water as needed. Terri and Jody passed out. We were blessed the rest of the week with cooler weather (below 100) anyway. Tomas was in charge of cooking our meals with jean and other helpers. We had good food and plenty to eat. Thanks Tomas and Jean and helpers. Pastor Julio would also join in with the cooking. He prepared meals for the 200 plus who came to VBS. We also had team members who joined us from San Antonio. Each day the ones who spoke Spanish would be in front of the church talking with people passing by. The people wanted to know what was going on. These folks told them and shared the Gospel with 2 men who accepted Christ as their Savior. Tuesday and Wednesday the team went to an orphanage. The Directors were Paulino and Betty. They care for 26 physically challenged adults and older youth. They asked for prayer for their ministry. They are praying and hoping to add another facility that is 6 hours away from Piedras Negras. Our team did crafts and visited with people from the orphanage. We also left some of our supplies with them. Friday our last day, we had over 200 attending VBS. The teachers, Jody, Loraine, and others were worn out, but blessed to be used to share the good news of Jesus and His love. Pastor John and Clint came to help the last 2 days. They were a big blessing. I want to thank Terri and Conrad for heading up our team. As a team we were blessed to be used and stretched for our Lord Jesus. Thank you Trinity for your support.

Jerry Cangemi

 

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I enjoyed the fellowship with the kids and adults. I love being able to serve the Lord by cooking and serving our brothers & sisters in Christ while showing Christ’s love and sharing with others not so fortunate. It’s amazing when the Lord calls you to do something, how he takes care of all the details and all goes well.

Thomas Brown

 

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Our trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico, took us through customs at Del Rio, Texas. After crossing successfully, we drove through beautiful country scenes to our destination. We arrived at the church building around 8 PM. After unloading the vans and trailer, we headed to the motel and unloaded the rest of our “stuff”. The motel rooms were very spacious, clean, and cool. Breakfast at the motel was included in our room cost. We had a choice of a large plate of fruit or eggs with tortillas. Other breakfast items were available at our own cost.

Monday morning we arrived at the church complex and the rush began. Rooms were organized for each class; kitchen area was set up to meet our needs as well as the church set up for feeding supper to all the children following their classes. The water supply for the day was purified and bottles filled for each group in a room to take to the motel. This process was done each day.

Monday afternoon at 3 PM, Larry (Danks) pulled out his phone, checked the temperature and it was 109. At 5 PM it was 105 and at 8 PM it was 103. I asked him not to tell me the rest of the week what the temperature was! He did better than that, he texted to have people pray for us and the heat. The rest of the week, we had cloudy days, rain and breezes. God answered your prayers for us.

The children were usually there by 3:10 PM for the 4:00 PM start. Some even came in the mornings just to see what was going on. We put them to work helping prepare projects the children would work on during the week. Two girls, Carmen and Rebecca, lived in Dallas, and were spending time with their aunt and grandmother. They were very helpful with their English skills. 

The church is located on a busy street with a lot of cars, bicycles, scooters, and walkers going by. Several stopped at the gate to see what all the activity was about. Two men accepted Christ as their Savious after Zeb and Saul shared the Godpel with them. (Zeb and Saul are from San Antonio and were with our team.) The two new believers were given Spanish Bibles.

It was a great inspiration to see the children excited as they learned Bible stories. Two storied of the Good Samaritan and Zaccheus seemed to be their favorites. As the children left, hugs were given freely and will you be here tomorrow was asked. “I will miss you” was heard over and over on the last day as they children were leaving. “Will you come next year” was a question asked many times.

Two mornings, some of our group went to Casa Bethesda orphanage and played games with those who could participate. Others watched, while others are confined to beds. The orphanage has a large new kitchen which is greatly needed as the number of persons is increasing in the home.

We were fed delicious meals at noon and enjoyed sandwiches and all the trimmings for our evening meal.

God has blessed all that was involved in the planning, preparation, teaching, and sharing that went into this week. Lives were changed and one day we will see results we are not even aware of now.

To God be the glory! Jean Ward

 

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“Tengo tanto, tanto, tanto” sang Pastor John as he strummed his guitar and encouraged the 9-11 year-olds to sing along.  When he suggested we shake all over as well, pointing to me, I complied and made followers of several little boys!

“I have so much, so much, so much” were followed by verses singing “I am grateful for my friends and family.”   The most precious moments were not caught on camera…the dramatic costumed presentation of David and Goliath, boys competing for the shields and spears, King Saul, David with his sling, and Goliath up on a chair.  Pastor’s wife Paula appeared and exhorted Goliath to really roar! The teenage girls came over from the youth class to present a puppet show about the Prodigal Son with Lucy Arellano from San Antonio narrating.  You are seeing photos of the children proudly showing off their decorated envelopes that contained their scriptures for the week and their beautiful tissue flower bouquets topping toilet paper rolls glued to colorful paper plates.  My partner Jerry Cangemi became the keeper of the water pitcher after we experienced 110 degrees the first day.  Terri Pyle and I recovered quickly from heat exhaustion that day and were fully hydrated the rest of the week, thanks to reminders from Larry Danks. On the final day, Pastor John reviewed the class with David’s exhortation to Goliath: “You might have a sword and spear. My weapon is the name of the Lord, God Almighty.”  While I finished writing out the “diplomas” he and Jerry had the children read the salvation message from a brochure that opened up as a cross.  A special 11 year-old named Eric, who had come all the way from Georgia to visit relatives, helped write out the bottom of the diplomas while I wrote each child’s in calligraphy… a small thing, but they were so proud to have them that they wanted their full name inscribed, which usually meant a first name, a middle name and two last names.  I am so grateful that I could do that after years of studying Spanish.  I challenge you to learn a few phrases so that you can minister on one of these trips!  Let me know when you want some classes!

¡Dios les bendiga!~God bless you all!

Jody McCulley  

 

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God’s love was shared with 180-200 people in Piedras Negras, in spite of difficult border officials.  Our Trinity group met the San Antonio group in Hondo. From there we traveled to Del Rio. We were met by Jeanine Young who led us into Acuna.  Larry Danks and Conrad Pyle did have to unload the trailer and then pack it back. God knew we needed Larry for this job! We drove into Piedras about one hour later. Pastor Julio Valencia was waiting for us. After unpacking the kitchen van we drove to La Quinta (yes a La Quinta but not the American chain). We enjoyed great air conditioned rooms and an added bonus was enjoying breakfast each morning in the motel’s restaurant.

Monday everyone set up for their groups. The church Jesucristo El Poderosa de Israel now has three buildings. One is for church, another is kitchen and dining, and the third is being used to teach welding skills to the men in the area. Thomas Brown and helpers served us King Ranch Chicken for lunch. Then it was back to work. Conrad stayed busy purifying water for our drinking and also for making lemonade, tea, Gatorade, and punch. Larry was kept busy making all the drinks and handling the heavy containers. Some of us stayed busy keeping early children from devouring the drinks before VBS started! It was very hot so we kept cups handy for the water.  VBS officially started at 4pm and ended at 6pm. Then Pastor Julio, Thomas and a church worker cooked and fed the children and mothers a hot meal. Our group of 20 then ate a sandwich and returned to the motel.

The children seemed eager to learn about Daniel, David, Zacchaeus, the Good Samaritan, and other Bible characters. Our own Bro. John played his guitar and taught songs and led Jody’s group in learning Bible scriptures. It was fun watching Tina and Loraine lead in songs and activities with the 3-6 year old children. Joanna Cangemi had prepared all the activities and lessons but was unable to go with us as she ministered to her sick mother.

We also visited the orphanage and colored pictures, worked on Bible lacing cards, and made caterpillars with the children who were physically able. Bro. John and Clint joined us on Wednesday morning right after they arrived in town. Bro. Paulino Esquela is a beautiful example of a man fully dedicated to God. He now works with 26 physically and mentally handicapped people in Piedras and he has answered God’s call to help open another orphanage near Saltillo.

We are really blessed to have the many women and men from San Antonio who faithfully share God’s love using their gifts and talents, especially their use of the Spanish language, and we thank Trinity Church for providing us the opportunity to go and spread His word. Our days were hot, hectic and seemed to be big messes but God works in and through our messes and problems to accomplish His will. Children, women, and two men passing by the church’s gate were led into God’s family. Smiles and hugs enhanced our days. Praise God!

Conrad & Terri Pyle

 

While this was not my first mission trip by far and while it was my second into Mexico with Trinity Baptist Church, I was quickly to find out that every trip is different and every day is a new day!

Crossing the border is becoming increasingly difficult for groups who want to bring materials to be given away and who want to do ministry among children and adults.  As with most of our trips and mission efforts, our ministry begins before we ever approach the church or mission point where we will be working.  Even the inconvenience of unloading the entire equipment trailer at the border crossing became an opportunity to show the love of Christ and a gentle spirit to those who seemed to be our oppressors at that moment.

This year’s event began on a rather difficult note because of the oppressive heat we encountered early on.  This took its toll in the extra effort required to do the ministry set before us and physically it caused some of our group to have some heat related difficulties.  After asking many Facebook friends to pray for moderation to the heat we were blessed with the final 3 days being mostly cloudy and some light rain showers cooled the air even more.  God truly blessed us with weather that was conducive to the type of “close quarters” Vacation Bible School we were to help conduct.

We were blessed to work alongside many wonderful, hardworking and dedicated people as we ministered to the children at VBS, helped to feed the children and adults who come each evening and to minister to the challenged adults at the orphanage during two of the days.

Finding a way to minister to those who truly need it really doesn’t require a person to fly halfway around the world.  “The least of these” can be found within a half day’s drive from Kerrville. I was blessed to be a part of this great effort.

Larry Danks

 

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I was blessed by the people I went with on the Mexico trip. I felt at peace over the organizing of the team.  It was challenging doing VBS with so many 3-6 year olds: The Pastor’s wife and mothers helped and the children seemed appreciative. It was amazing how Tomas and the cooks fed all the children, parents, and our team? The Lord kept us safe and surrounded with His love!
 
Thank you Trinity, Loraine Couch

 

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Pastor John and I joined the group mid-week and I was introduced to Brother Paulino and then to Brother Julio and to the work that God is doing through both men in Piedras Negras in Mexico.   With God’s help so much is done with so little.  It is a testimony to what God can do through willing people.

I was blessed to work beside the team preparing for Vacation Bible School the days I was there.  Most of the time my

communication consisted of smiles, nods, and hand gestures with the children and some adults, but it was clear that God was moving in their hearts as those who knew Spanish and the local church spoke the gospel.
Clint Brown 

 



Dominican Republic – June 2016

dom02After a rocky beginning that had us leaving one of our team members behind, we made our way to the DR. And then we started a joyous trip. I’ve got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart — down in my heart — down in my heart to stay. Joyful, joyful we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love; Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above. These are tunes that perfectly describe the Dominicans we worked with and served with on this mission trip. We also have wonderful relations with the team that came from Kenedy. All this resulted in a trip full of joy and wonderful reunions with Dominican friends and Kennedy friends. Our tasks were not quite as challenging as past years, but we were still able to touch the lives of many young people through English camps (working with Dominicans to improve their English) and VBS. We were also fortunate enough to visit the orphanage in Monet Plata where we worked on construction of a transitions home, played with the kids and cooked and ate a meal with them. It was a great chance for us to show God’s love to these precious children. We were able to share with them some wonderful clothes that were made by our Trinity ladies. There was much joy in their faces. We had some lovely bonding during our session of cutting out sheep heads and legs for a craft project — lots of laughter and sore hands — and joy (that we finished). On the third floor where the sewing room is, we found some very accomplished ladies sewing costumes for a pageant that will be presented in July. They were sooooo grateful for the sewing supplies and kept telling us that it was an answer to prayer. The construction crew built some very fine bookshelves and some great playground equipment. Children were already joyously playing on them. It was a trip of joy, renewed relationships – beginning relationships, sad farewells, and looking forward to the next chance to minister to these joyous Dominicans.

Bendiciones
Jan Cody

 

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My reflections from a week on the DR Mission Trip:
  • Loved renewing friendships from previous years in the DR
  • Loved making new relationships with people at IBQ Church,
    Kennedy Mission Team, and individuals at our own ministry sites
  • Loved giving smiles, hugs, and kisses to Dominican children at VBS
  • Loved seeing the girl we sponsor and seeing how much she has grown and to be able to encourage her in her school work
  • Loved seeing progress of projects we have worked on in the past and how they are being used to glorify God
  • Loved seeing active sewing classes. We began the sewing
    ministry about 4 years ago.
  • Loved seeing the faith of the Dominican people lived out even in very primitive and simple situations
  • Loved that we are supported by Trinity-a mission minded church
  • Loved seeing the pantry filled with foods purchased with World Hunger Funds for the school that we have worked with for 10 years.
  • Loved that as we started to leave and asked to pray with the pastor and his wife )at 4am) and his prayer request was “that we would pray for God to give them (the church) another ministry site!

Praise God for the trip!

LaVerne Boles

 

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The DR trip of 2016 was an amazing blessing to me and to our team. Every year we get to serve there we are blessed, but this year was especially blessed. Our days were filled with work and service, but we weren’t over burdened with work. My main thing is always construction. This year we built playground equipment and book shelves. We built a train for the kids to play on and a swing set. One blessing was when we got to deliver and set up the train, swing set, and install shelves in the school library. We got it set up and enjoyed watching the neighborhood kids play on all the playground equipment. As always I come back challenged to have the faith in my daily walk that the Dominican people have. In spite of their poverty they walk in faith .

Rick Boles

 

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During this trip we were able to see the projects that Trinity has been a part of for the past 10 years. The people and the church IBQ were generous and delightful to get to know this week. God showed us that ministry works both ways and that the open heart has so many available opportunities for God to grow you. Being my first time in the DR, I was blessed by the ministry at the orphanages and look forward to seeing how God uses the transition homes we helped with.
 
Carrie Sparkman
 
With this being my first mission trip God really showed me how He can be powerful no matter who you are or where you live, or what language you speak. I enjoyed meeting new people, and liked working with the Kenedy team.
 
Chrislyn Sparkman
 
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I am thankful for the opportunity to have this experience.  I made many new friends and that friendship extends beyond language and nationality. God taught me that I need to be less selfish and think of others.
 
Caleb Boles
 
The Dominican Mission Trip taught me so much. First I have come to see just how beautiful and diverse is the body of Christ. It transcends language and explanation . I have also come to see that it is better to be wealthy in love and faith than in riches. I will never forget this experience.
 
Julie Boles

 

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Trip began with disappointment-one of our members did not get to come.

Travel was good except luggage for  2 of the Kenedy group did not arrive with us. Came a couple of days later

Construction crew got along well making bookshelves, counter tops, play ground equipment and train for the playground. Built above Tuesday & Wednesday-delivered & set up Thursday until after dark. Children & their parents showed up to play & take pictures. Many, many smiling faces

Wednesday night service was full of testimonies & prayer requests ending with couples praying together (American & Dominican together) each praying in their language.

Friday– Trip to orphanage to see new building & we got to move a few hundred cinder blocks from the ground to the second floor using an assembly line of Americans & orphans. I do not remember dropping any as we swung them to each other up a muddy, slippery set of very rough stairs which were hard to climb without a cinder block. Had lunch in separate orphanage homes & got to play with the children after lunch. Manuel is embedded in my mind.

Saturday Pastor John, Pastor Matthew & myself (we keep looking for Luke to make our set complete) taught about a dozen or so pastors, leaders, etc. from 8:30 to 3pm and had lunch with them & their wives. They seemed to appreciate our efforts.

Sunday worship was beyond words. The singing was marvelous and when the Pastor started a verse the majority of the congregation quoted it with him. It was a glorious representation of how the body, the local church, should look & act.

Sunday afternoon I got the privilege to speak to the leadership of the church and they received the word with gladness.

I pray He produces much more fruit.

Mark Clemons

 

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Learning new ideas and teaching techniques
Loving and being loved by new friends
Leaning more…on God

 

After going to Mexico on TBC mission trips for almost thirty years, I found the Dominican Republic mission trip VBS planners used some different approaches, such as having color-coded teams of boys and girls. I followed the Red team of girls ages 12+ who…led by our energetic Dominican young adult leader…won the last day competition with a lively chant, red hair bands and painted faces. As a ESL teacher of both middle school (now retired) and adult classes, I loved working with Tina from Kennedy who led the English Camp for the youth at the church. Even the shy ones practiced their English playing her inventive learning games.

The young Dominican adults’ commitment to their church and the schools which it and STCH (South Texas Children’s Home ministries) support, as well as their career aspirations were impressive. Harold and his wife Sara (both 26) will be heading up the Rosa Elena School as teacher/principal and counselor respectively. He wants to obtain a degree in school administration and finance. Valentina (32), the vivacious leader of the yellow team of 3-6 year olds, wears many hats as Assistant to Rebecca, the Director of the Samuel Fund through which young people and their families receive monthly support for education via sponsors such as our team leaders Rick and LaVerne Boles. Her goal is to become an attorney!

At the orphanage in Monte Plata, Valentina and I conducted a mini-VBS using the craft we at TBC had prepared for the parable of The Lost Sheep. Valentina placed a little robe and staff on young boy to be the shepherd and chose a tyke to hold the example of the sheep craft while hiding out. She ended by explaining how Jesus wanted each of them to invite Jesus into their hearts. For those who had already done so, she explained salvation was a one-time thing; but Christians young and old need to pray daily for God’s guidance, study the Bible and ask for forgiveness for any wrongs they might have done to their siblings or friends. Afterwards each child made their lost sheep. Later Harold led the group of both adults and kids in a fun game. He called out a random number. Those who couldn’t link up in a group would have to sit down! Imagine the hilarious task of huddling up in groups of 10!

For me, the DR Mission Trip was filled with learning, love, and inspiration!!!

Blessings, Jody McCulley

 

dom39God has blessed Trinity Baptist Church through the years of her continued support of Iglesia Bautista Quisquiana in Villa Mella, Santo Domingo. Once again it was encouraging to see our Dominican brothers and sisters as they continue to reach out through their church to share the gospel and make a difference. Those in leadership at the church are so hungry to serve the Lord. It has been a blessing over the last few years to plan for leadership development among their leaders and ministers. It was also a double blessing to see how far Rosa Elena’s school has come knowing that Trinity Baptist Church has had such a vital role in taking a small dwelling to an established school in the neighborhood. We are so blessed to have had the opportunity of seeing one of God’s humble servants share life with her community. Rosa Elena was one of God’s special people. We learned recently that she has gone on to her eternal glory. The words really ring true, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”  Psalm 116:15 (ESV) Thank you Trinity for not only making a difference in a place but also among a people.

Pastor John

 



Cuba – April 2016

It’s hard to imagine walking through an airport doorway and immediately being transported to a time almost 60 years in the past but that is exactly what it felt like when The CenturyMen arrived in Havana, Cuba on Monday morning, April 4th. Sixty singers plus accompanists arrived with almost 3 tons of cargo being transported to the Cuban churches…cargo including a sound system donated by Trinity’s Worship Choir for use by a small church, 7th Baptist in Santa Clara, Cuba.

From the very first moment we were keenly aware that our very presence was a testimony to the faith and prayers of the Cuban pastors and their people. We were able to walk the streets of Havana freely and were able to minister to those we encountered with our words of faith and our pleasant presence.

We are a men’s choir…singing in places where the gospel hasn’t been sung in since the revolution in 1959. In the grand theater and the basilica in Havana we were not only able to sing to an audience of people made up primarily of non-churched Cubans but we were also filmed for television and were broadcast nationwide during the following days.

During the 10 days while we were actually on the island we traveled from the east to the west performing 17 different concerts. On two different occasions we were divided into three performing groups and were sent to minister to three different churches in three different cities. We sang to full houses at virtually every performance and were delighted to see people come to Christ when the invitation was extended in virtually every situation.

While we traveled under the banner of Global Missions Project and were led by Camp Kirkland from that organization we were also accompanied by members of the Cuban Baptist Association and other volunteers who interpreted for us and assisted in many ways.

I am blessed to be part of this organization and am also very blessed to be part of a church which supports and prays for missions in multiple locations across the world.

 

Larry Danks
 
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Camp Sivells – May 2016

 
sivells02It is always a great time of fellowship on one of these trips. Bill Parr’s devotionals were outstanding. Pastor’s game time was full of joy and camaraderie. We worked hard and played hard. The dodge ball game we played with bows and arrows (soft covered points) was exciting and exhausting. Never get enough time in the high country with it’s cool mornings and nights full of stars. While waiting to take our final pictures before leaving we saw an eagle soaring above us, would have missed it except for it’s shadow seen in the trees. Hoping we have more of these types of mission trips.
Mark Clemons

 

The Men’s mission trip to New Mexico was a blessing and great experience. It was located in the mountains of New Mexico out of Cloudcroft. Here a few of the “happenings” while we were there.
  •  It was the LONGEST bus ride I’ve experienced in a LONG time. I am guessing that “Scottie” was our bus mechanic that gave “warp speed” to our vehicle. That is to say with Pastor John at the wheel.
  • We had 14 men going according to Frank. Caused a bit of delay.
  • The men were involved in painting, mowing, cleaning mattresses and whatever else needed to get camp operational. I understand Dan Parr really enjoyed playing in the grease trap.
  • We also helped Bro John’s brother get ready for a move to
  • Colorado. We moved his furniture to a storage unit.
  • An “uninvited” guest appeared in our room in the middle of the night. As I was sleeping I was awakened about 2AM. I thought I heard someone get up to get a drink. Next thing I knew something hairy and alive fell onto my face. I jumped out of bed and scrambled for my flashlight. Yes, a mouse was falling on me. I heard the next day this guest also paid a visit to Clint and Brad. I don’t think he made a face visit however.
  • The food was good and the fellowship better. I do want to know what kind of vitamins Bro John takes. He has more energy than the “Energizer Bunny”. After supper he would drag those who had a little energy left to play some kind of game shooting arrows at one another.
  • Bill Parr shared God’s word with us in the evenings. It was great encouragement. The men worked together in unity and we were blessed to be able to serve our Great God.
Jerry Cangemi

 

What a blessing to be a part of a group of men with a job to do. During the week I joined in the work of painting, laying tile in showers, replacing ceiling tiles, cleaning bathrooms, construction on the camp’s relocated offices, yard work, and helping the camp manager in a transition. All this to prepare for the 1200+ who would attend the camp.

 The working fellowship among the men was great. During periods after work we worshipped together with Mark Clemons on guitar and Bill Parr sharing God’s Word. We have managed to play some either by shooting arrows at each other in “Dodge Arrow” or playing games late into the night. Don, Ken, and I are prepped the primitive cabins for campers. This is perhaps one of the dirtiest jobs having to evict the critters who bedded down in the mattresses for the winter, but we probably had the best view while we worked.

Clint Brown

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I am so glad that a group of men from TBC will choose to leave and spend time together helping a place of great ministry get prepared. We really get a great opportunity to really know each other from the travel time in the bus and the work time during the day to the shared time in Bible study and worship. God blessed us with a great group and great work. It is a testimony to our group that when we leave, there is an open invitation to come back again. Thank you men for your dedication and hard work.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the
inheritance as your reward. Your are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23 (ESV)

Pastor John
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Whenever I am part of a Christian men’s group performing tasks and enjoying the fellowship of service to others, the experience is always
 
meaningful to me. While working with people that are new, and those that I have known from church but have never really had an opportunity to know personally, working with them on a day to day basis is always a plus.

 

Working on your specific group tasks, having discussion at night, and, also hearing/seeing the results of the other team’s labors gave a “ big picture “ perspective to the trip as a whole. The Bible Studies were very insightful and well presented. Overall the trip was very memorable and rewarding. I look forward to the next opportunity to serve.

Bruce Ebelt



2015 Mission Trip Memories

_He is Lord of all._

“We encourage every believer to go on a mission trip at least once, giving an entire week or two weeks to the task of serving others and sharing Christ. It is life-changing.”

 
The preceding two sentences are listed under What We Believe here on our church website. I am grateful that not only do we list them but that we are also busy brining them about. In these pages you will read about the experiences of fellow church members who have taken it upon themselves to go and serve in Jesus’ name.
 
This is not the only way that Trinity Baptist Church is serving the Lord, but these are a few of the trips from 2015. I hope that they will bless you as you read them and encourage you to be faithful in your support of Trinity Baptist Church and her missions around the world and at home.
 
I am blessed to get to run alongside so many of you as you serve Him faithfully.
 
-Pastor John