* BIMI - Short-term Missions Trips

Connect with the World — Short-term Missions Trips

Connect with the Commission
Jesus tells us in His Word to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. However, for many of us, this endeavor can seem overwhelming.

Where would I go?
How would I get there?
What would I do once I am there?

BIMI's Connect short-term program may be the answer. By joining a Connect team, individuals will have an opportunity to use their talents and abilities for the cause of Christ.

Each Connect trip is led by experienced BIMI field directors who organize and oversee all necessary details.

Prayerfully consider becoming a part of BIMI Connect. You will be glad you did.

Connect with the Mission
Connect trips are open to anyone 16 years old and older. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The total cost of each trip will vary, depending on the destination; however, the following will be included:
• Meals
• Lodging
• Transportation (from a specific US airport)
• Travel Insurance
• Ministry Expenses (tracts, Bible lessons, and materials)
• Travel Visa (will not include passport expense)
For information on upcoming Connect mission trips contact Dan DeLong.

We would love to have you join with a Connect missions trip.

We hope to hear from you soon!

2019 Trips


March 7–18, 2019

Cost: $3,250
Includes travel to/from Atlanta, lodging, meals, insurance, and expenses

Team: 5-8

Travel: Meeting in Atlanta on March 7
Returning to Atlanta on March 18

• Traveling & serving in Tokyo
• Experiencing travel on the famous Bullet train
• Sightseeing & participating in ministry opportunities in Tokyo, Kobe, & Kyoto
• Visiting several leading churches
• Meeting missionaries and national pastors
• Going soul winning in Tokyo & Kobe
• Passing out tracts at the “World’s Busiest Intersection” in Shibuya
• Visiting the only independent Baptist church in downtown Tokyo

Team Leader:
David Harris (BIMI Far East Director) - 24-year veteran missionary to Japan

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Hong Kong & Mongolia

May 15–28, 2019

Cost: $3,100
Includes travel to/from Atlanta, lodging, meals, insurance, and expenses

Team: 5-8

Travel: Meeting in Atlanta on May 15
Returning to Atlanta on May 28

• Sightseeing & participating in ministry opportunities in Hong Kong & Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
• Visiting leading churches and ministries
• Meeting missionaries and national pastors
• Going soul winning in various cities

Team Leader:
David Harris (BIMI Far East Director) - 24-year veteran missionary to Japan

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New Zealand

May 15-27, 2019

Cost: $3425

Come travel down to the beautiful South Island of New Zealand to participate in the ministries of churches located in Dunedin and Christchurch. Lend a hand with these churches in partnering with them in their evangelistic outreaches, help them in doing some physical construction and renovation of the church building, and assisting them in making connections throughout the community by doing special service projects.

Join in with BIMI missionary families, Robert and Diana Rutta in Dunedin and Sam and Juliana Hutchens in Christchurch. One of the great blessings is interacting with Christians in different parts of the world. Worship alongside Kiwi believers.

Travel Plans:
Depart from Los Angeles – May 15
Arrive in Dunedin – May 17
Serve Alongside the Ruttas in Dunedin – May 18 – 22
Serve Alongside the Hutchens in Christchurch – May 23 – 26
Depart for Los Angeles – May 27

Trip cost includes:
• Lodging: $525
• Transportation: $225
• Meals: $500
• Airflight from Los Angeles (LAX): $1775
• Trip Insurance: $100
• Tourism: $100
• Miscellaneous: $200

Team Leader:
Contact Steven Maldoff (BIMI Southeast Asia Director)

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Amazon Outreach Med-Evangelism

May 20-30, 2019 (10 days)
July 22 – August 1 2019 (10 days)

Cost: $1590

Team: 25

Continue the mission of the Great Physician and be a part of the 2019 Amazon Team! We will travel to the remote regions of the Amazon basin with a team of volunteer medical personnel and evangelists. The provision of medical care is a key which opens the door in areas otherwise left closed to the Gospel message, making possible a plant.

The Place of the greatest need is often the most difficult to access. Amazon’s Vale do Javari holds the largest concentration of uncontacted people anywhere on earth. We will travel by boat up the Amazon River and other tributaries, evangelizing villages in Brazil, Peru, and Colombia.

The People, in the Vale do Javari are made up of three groups: the local fishing villages, the indigenous tribes, and uncontacted tribes. We will focus our work among the fishing villages or ribeirinhos, where Portuguese and Spanish are the predominate languages.

The Purpose of our Med-evangelism Team is to work with our national pastors to evangelize villages where they are presently working as well as to open new areas in which they seek to plant new churches. The Amazon is one of the least evangelized regions of Latin America. Our team will be involved in organized mass evangelism and treating people clinically through the mobile med clinics.

You will experience firsthand several aspects unique to the Amazon such as Jungle Boat Ministry, Três Fronteiras, day visit to Dolphin Bay, and experience jungle wildlife.

Participant Profile:
18–60 years old; 16 & 17 years old who are accompanied by a parent (Medical professionals welcome, but medical knowledge not necessary)

Hotels, local housing, and sleeping on boat

Leaving from Miami/Traveling by plane to Leticia, Colombia/Traveling by boat up the Amazon River and other tributaries into Brazil, Colombia, and Peru/ Renting taxis in Leticia

Trip Details: • Airfare, lodging, transport, meals are included.
• Jungle and River Boat ministry
• Medical clinics with evangelistic focus
• Gospel outreach in villages
• Minister in local churches and schools
• Experience missions firsthand
• Minister in Brazil, Peru and Colombia
• Handbook provided upon making $100 deposit
A valid US passport is needed.

Youtube video of last years trip →

More info at amazonforchrist.org →

Team Leader:
Sean Lunday (BIMI Brazil Director)

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June 14–24, 2019

Cost: $2769.30
Includes: round-trip airfare from Chicago, in-country transportation, lodging, daily food allowance, trip insurance, tourism allowance

A small nation of 1.3 million people, Estonia is eager to make its mark on the world. After regaining its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has been hard at work to catch up with the advancements and technology of the Western world. The country is now referred to by some as E-stonia due to their aggressive assimilation of electronic services such as free public Wi-Fi, e-banking, mobile phone parking payments, e-residency, and even e-voting! Although Estonians have caught up technologically, they will also quickly remind one that they are the least religious nation in the world!

BIMI Missionary Rob Willoughby is excited about the upcoming Connect Trip in June! The Connect team will have the opportunity to help our missionaries begin a new outreach in their community by starting a youth program. Their most successful outreach so far has been their annual Vacation Bible School for ages 7–12; however, some of the older children will soon be graduating out of that age group.

There is a great need to start a separate outreach to teenage youth. Language will not be much of a problem, since nearly all young people speak English at some level. In fact, Estonian young people will be interested to meet the members of the Connect team and practice their English with some “native speakers.” The missionaries are looking for team members who will befriend these teens, play crazy games, participate in skits, and share the Gospel. Perhaps this trip is the next steppingstone on the path God has for your life.

Team Leader:
Ed Hembree (BIMI Europe Director)

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European Military Ministry

July 8–19, 2019

Cost: $3155
Minimum: 20

Includes round trip airfare from Atlanta, in country transportation, lodging, daily food allowance, sightseeing.

We will spend five days participating firsthand in the ministries of some military churches in Germany, assisting the military missionaries in canvassing, tract distribution, and any projects that might be needed. We will also visit an independent Baptist German church. There will also be time for seeing some of the beautiful sights of Germany. We will leave Germany and travel by bus to Caen, France, and spend three unforgettable days touring the beaches of Normandy. This is truly a trip of a lifetime. The tour will end with a day-trip to Paris where we will take an on-bus drive through the city, seeing some of the major sights, and ending with a visit to the Eifel Tower. We will return to Atlanta from Charles DeGaulle airport in Paris.

Team Leader
Tom Lancaster (BIMI European Coordinator for Military Missions) - 20-year veteran missionary to our U.S. military in Germany

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Trip 1: June 13-21, 2019 (Max 18 people)
Trip 2: July 3-11, 2019 (Max 18 people)

Cost: $730 (plus air ticket)

Come see for yourself what God is doing in Botswana! One of Africa’s most stable countries, nestled in the scenic Kalahari Desert, Botswana is wide open to the Gospel and full of outreach opportunities! Come join missionaries Mike and Cindy Haley and their growing team of national leaders as they plant a new church in the capital city and reach out to remote villages with the Gospel! This trip is for those who desire to make an impact for Christ with their lives in an area that is open and ready to receive the Gospel of Christ.

How would you like to give someone his first Bible? Or be a part of an outreach team to a local school? Or participate in a Bible study on one of the university campuses? Or travel cross-country to evangelize in needy villages? You will have these opportunities as well as a chance to do some sightseeing as we visit the mission station started by the famous missionary David Livingstone. The price will also include a one-day “safari” package where we will enjoy the beautiful wildlife of Africa!

If you have ever wanted to visit Africa, this is the trip!

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Team Leader

Eric Bohman (BIMI Africa Director) - 26-year veteran missionary to Africa

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August 14–29, 2019

Cost: $2,850
Includes travel to/from Atlanta, lodging, meals, insurance, and expenses

5–8 members

Travel: Meeting in Atlanta on August 14
Returning to Atlanta on August 29

Details: • Sightseeing & participating in ministry opportunities in various parts of the Philippines
• Visiting several leading churches
• Meeting missionaries and national pastors
• Going soul winning in various cities

Team Leader:
David Harris (BIMI Far East Director) - 24-year veteran missionary to Japan

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Candidate & Deputation Director

Rev. Dan & Sandra DeLong

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

Phone: 423.994.0492

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Southeast Asia Director

Steven & Christy Maldoff

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

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