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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, that endeavor can seem overwhelming. You might wonder "Where would I go and how would I get there or what can I do to make a difference?"

BIMI's CONNECT program may help you answer those questions. By joining a CONNECT Team, you will find opportunities to use your talents and abilities for the cause of Christ while pursuing His will for your life. Every CONNECT Trip is led by an experienced BIMI Field Director who will organize and oversee all the necessary details.

Will you prayerfully consider BIMI CONNECT? You will be glad you did!


REASONS TO CONSIDER CONNECT

DEEPEN YOUR LOVE FOR GOD AND OTHERS — A CONNECT Trip allows people to step away from everyday life and deepen their love for God in the context of ministry. During your time on the mission field, you will begin to see the world for which Jesus Christ died through new eyes of compassion.

DEVELOP YOUR MINISTRY POTENTIAL — You may have dismissed the idea that God could use you personally to make a difference in the world and reach the lost. While on the mission field during a CONNECT Trip, you will be stretched by a variety of new cultural experiences and ministry opportunities. A CONNECT Trip will challenge your surrender and help you develop your full potential for service. You will also be able to explore the idea of missions as a life calling.

DISCOVER NEW POSSIBILITIES — Come alongside veteran missionaries as they share their experiences and show you the joys and challenges of missionary life. The work of a church-planting missionary is very rewarding. Great needs and even greater potential for ministry exist in our world today. Faithful servants of Christ must go out and reach their generation with the Gospel. Discover all this through BIMI CONNECT.


WHAT ARE THE DETAILS?
CONNECT Trips are open to those 16 years old and older, though anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The total cost for each trip varies depending on the destination. CONNECT Staff will coach you through the process of applying for a trip and raising the necessary funds. The following is included in the cost of every CONNECT Trip:

• Meals
• Lodging
• Air Transportation (from a specific US airport)
• Ground Transportation
• Travel Insurance
• Ministry Expenses (tracts, Bible lessons, and materials)
• Travel Visa (will not include passport expense)

For more information on upcoming CONNECT Trips, contact the CONNECT office at (423) 344-5050.

CONNECT Japan - Full -

Dates: May 14–27, 2024 (14 days)
Location: Tokyo, JAPAN
Cost: $3,600
Maximum team size: 12 - Full -
Team Leader: David Harris (BIMI Far East Director)
Special Requirements: None

CONNECT Japan will participate in evangelism and church ministry as they assist a number of BIMI missionaries and visit amazing churches started by BIMI in the past. The team will be led by 24-year veteran missionaries to Japan, David and Jenny Harris, as they show a cross section of ministry on this island nation. This includes City Baptist Church in downtown Tokyo, Senri Newtown Baptist Church and Nishi Maiko Baptist Church in the Osaka/Kobe area, and Aomori Grace Baptist Church in northern Honshu.

Read more about this trip.

CONNECT Colombia | Peru | Amazon for Christ - Full -

Dates: May 20–30, 2024 (10 days)
Location: Leticia, Amazonas, COLOMBIA
Cost: $2050
Maximum team size: 25 - Full -
Team Leader: Sean Lunday (BIMI South America Director)
Special Requirements: Ages 16–65 in good physical health/medical training welcome but not required

CONNECT Colombia/Peru, in conjunction with Amazon for Christ, continues the mission of the Great Physician. The team will travel by plane, bus, and boat with a group of medical personnel and evangelists, reaching remote areas of the Amazon Basin with the Gospel message. In the jungle, medical care is often a key that opens doors to church planting. The team will experience firsthand several aspects unique to mission work in the Amazon: jungle boat ministry, school evangelism, tropical wildlife, as well as Colombia and Peru’s unique hospitality.

Read more about this trip.

CONNECT Bolivia | Amazon for Christ - Full -

Dates: June 10–20, 2024 (10 days)
Location: Trinidad, Beni Province, BOLIVIA
Cost: $2050
Maximum team size: 25 - Full -
Team Leader: Sean Lunday (BIMI South America Director)
Special Requirements: Ages 16–65 in good physical health/medical training welcome but not required

CONNECT Bolivia, in conjunction with Amazon for Christ, continues the mission of the Great Physician. The team will travel by plane, bus, and boat with a group of medical personnel and evangelists, reaching remote areas of the Amazon Basin with the Gospel message. In the jungle, medical care is often a key that opens doors to church planting. The CONNECT Team will have opportunities to work with national pastors in their new church plants and will also be helping BIMI missionary Ernesto Salvatierra to establish his first work in a town where there are no Baptist churches.

Read more about this trip.

CONNECT Costa Rica - Full -

Dates: June 13–21, 2024 (9 days)
Location: Central Valley, COSTA RICA
Cost: $2,350
Maximum team size: 12 - Full -
Team Leader: Terry Jones (BIMI Central America Director)
Special Requirements: None

CONNECT Costa Rica will provide each member of the team an opportunity to get to know BIMI church planters while obtaining a full-circle view of the many aspects of missionary work in this Latin American country. The team will visit two different ministries both unique in their style, area, people groups, and climate.

Read more about this trip.

CONNECT Guyana | Amazon for Christ

Dates: August 12–22, 2024 (11 days)
Location: Georgetown, GUYANA
Cost: $2050
Minimum team size: 10
Maximum team size: 25
Team Leader: Sean Lunday (BIMI South America Director)
Special Requirements: Ages 16–65 in good physical health/medical training welcome but not required

CONNECT Guyana, in conjunction with Amazon for Christ, continues the mission of the Great Physician. The team will travel by plane and bus with a group of medical personnel and evangelists, reaching remote areas of the Amazon Basin with the Gospel message. In the jungle, medical care is often a key that opens doors to church planting. The CONNECT Team will also have opportunities to work with national pastors in the public schools using child evangelism and Vacation Bible Schools.

Read more about this trip.

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.

Read more about this trip.

2024 Trips

Japan — May 14–27 - Full -
Colombia | Peru | Amazon for Christ — May 20–30 - Full -
Bolivia | Amazon for Christ — June 10–20 - Full -
Costa Rica — June 13–21 - Full -
Guyana | Amazon for Christ — August 12–22
Scotland — August 16–26 - Full -

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IMPORTANT POLICY DISCLOSURES

- 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).

Pre-field Ministry Director

Jason & Mary Ritchie
Pre-field Ministry Director (Candidate School, Camp BIMI, Connect)
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