Going on a short-term trip is a great way to participate in what God is doing around the world. Lasting one to two weeks, these trips are a platform for you to use your gifts and skills, experience a new culture and develop strong bonds with team members. Bible college or seminary degrees not required! Whether you teach, repair cars or sell insurance, God can use your skills to expand His kingdom. Kerry Goad who recently returned from Sudan said, “I was amazed at how God used me, a dentist, to share the love and power of Christ to the Sudanese people.”
Upcoming Short Term Trips:
LUCKNOW, INDIA - February 14-24, 2015
*Registration open. Application deadline December 1, 2014 (Click Here for Registration Application)
Purpose: Encourage national partner/observe progress of campus build
Summary: Summary: Our mission is to help fulfill the vision that God has given our national partner, Deven Pradhan of the Lucknow Training Center, to train Christian leaders in Biblical theology and church planting. In addition, we are helping to provide small business training and microloans so that the training center and the Christian leaders can become self-supporting, which in turns gives them credibility in their villages.
In January 2014, a small team traveled to India to help dedicate the Lucknow Training Center (LTC), which empowers Christian leaders to reach India and the surrounding nations with the Gospel. Currently, a new elementary school is being built next to LTC. According to Pastor Pradhan, “Providing a sound education for the children living in nearby villages will not only improve their futures, it will also provide an opportunity for us to share the Gospel with them.”
SOUTH SUDAN - October 1-11, 2015
*Registration Open (Click Here for Registration Application)
Purpose: Evangelism/Support of national leaders and churches
Summary: Join us as we team up with FBCD member Mike Congrove, Executive Director of Empower Sudan, whose focus in South Sudan is to find, develop, train and empower leaders who can make disciples of Jesus and start new churches. Working with our national partners, we help start schools, provide medical care and clean water, fund agricultural projects, encourage economic empowerment, and more.
By the grace of God, the FBCD 2012 team had the opportunity to lead 47 people toward faith in Jesus. We also engaged in discipleship and leadership training, a women’s conference, Bible storytelling with village children, and a dental clinic.