Baptist International Missions, Inc.

CONNECT Scotland - Full -

Dates: August 16–26, 2024 (11 days)
Location: Aberdeen, SCOTLAND
Cost: $2,905
Minimum team size: 8
Maximum team size: 15 - Full -
Team Leader: Ed Hembree (BIMI Europe Director)
Special Requirements: None

Join CONNECT Scotland for an unforgettable ministry experience! The team will be traveling to the northeast coast of the country and the charming city of Aberdeen. The team will assist BIMI Missionaries Rick and Sarah Demastus who are in the process of planting their first work—Open Door Baptist Church.

The Demastus family has been able to purchase a building that they were renting but they need help with some cosmetic renovations (nothing structural, just painting, cleaning, decorating, etc.). In addition to assisting with this, the team will participate in a door-to-door literature distribution campaign designed to saturate the community with information about the new church. All packets will include a clear presentation of the Gospel. There may even be an opportunity for some street evangelism, depending upon the weather and the work progress.

The CONNECT Scotland team will have the privilege of spending two Sundays with the missionaries. Because Scotland is an English-speaking country (well, sort of), team members will be able to communicate with everyone without the help of an interpreter. This should lead to some great opportunities to share the Gospel.

Scotland is a magnificent country! One full day will be set aside to travel by train to the old city of Edinburg and walk the “Royal Mile." Edinburg is considered one of the four most beautiful cities in the world. The two-hour train ride from Aberdeen to Edinburgh and back will offer breathtaking, world-class vistas along the coast. Additionally, the team will get to escape the hot temperatures in the States and experience summer in Scotland—better bring a sweater or jacket!

All expenses except for snacks and/or souvenirs are covered in the cost of the trip. This includes all travel expenses and admissions to any castles or museums the group may tour in Edinburgh or Aberdeen. Please be aware that you may be sharing a room depending on the breakdown of the participants. Of course, travel insurance is also included in the price. The Lord is doing great things in Scotland. Come and be part of it!

Needed Documentation: Valid Passport

Additional Information

Demastus Family Ministry

Aberdeen Visitor Guide

General Trip Donation Link

Updates and Reports on the Trip

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- All CONNECT Team members must abide by the stated Policies, Standards, and Code of Conduct.

- CONNECT Team members must purchase trip insurance that includes medical coverage. In most cases (but not all), this is included in the trip cost. (Please see the Important Policy Disclosures)

- The CONNECT Trip fee received as a deposit at the time of application is non-refundable unless BIMI cancels the trip.

- Additional funds donated toward a CONNECT Trip on a team member’s behalf are non-refundable within 60 days of departure.

- Each CONNECT Trip has a required minimum number of people needed. If the trip does not reach the set minimum, it may be cancelled and all donations including the CONNECT Trip fee will be refunded to the original donor(s).

Europe Director

Ed & Carole Hembree

Read more about the Hembrees. He can be contacted through the BIMI office (423) 344-5050.

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Candidate & Deputation Director

Rev. Dan & Sandra DeLong

Read more about the DeLongs. He may be contacted through the BIMI office at (423) 344-5050.

Phone: (423) 994-0492

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CAMP BIMI Director & Assistant Candidate Director

Jason & Mary Ritchie
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