Dear Friends and Supporters During 2017, 18 summer mission teams, with 239 students and 33 team leaders, were sent all across the world from Mexico to Peru, from Romania to Ghana, and from the Philippines to Australia and points in between seeking to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to assist and be an encouragement to the local missionaries. As a result of your prayer and financial support we were able to see our Lord work in wonderful ways, reaching over 20,000 individuals with over 800 saved. [fvplayer...Read more
Over 200 years ago, pioneer missionary Robert Moffat looked across the vast expanse of South Africa with its thatch-roofed huts and said, I have seen the smoke of a thousand villages; villages that are without Christ, without God, and without hope. Today, Africa and the other continents all continue to need Christ. That's why each summer, dedicated YOM team leaders step up to minister internationally, bringing hope as they serve. Dr. John Reese and his wife, Beth, that desire to reach the lost has led...Read more
Having never taken any missions trip, Shante Charles (Sr., FL) joined an English as a Second Language (ESL) team to travel to Quito, Ecuador. As one of eighteen Youth Outreach Ministry (YOM) summer missions teams, the ESL Ecuador team helped teach the Abeka ESL program in Christian schools in Quito. The team will also organize a youth camp on the weekends for neighborhood kids, to share the gospel with them. Shante says, “I want my...Read more
Read David Dare's account of teaching deaf children in Peru and how the Lord used that experience to guide him to be an elementary education major. “Since my parents are missionaries to the military in Pensacola, I have always had a burden for missions. In 2014, I was given the opportunity to go on a ten-day YOM mission trip to Peru. While there, I fell in love with the ministry to the deaf and the Peruvians. In 2015, I returned for a six-month visit....Read more
YOM Philippines 2017For most college students, the words “summer break,” imply traveling, shopping, or doing nothing besides sleeping and eating. This college student, however, cannot sit still, do nothing, and let three whole months go to waste, because summer break is a chance to dedicate themselves to serve the Lord without having to think about school. An M.B.A. student Darlene Ortiz (CA), says, “At first, as an Accounting major, I didn’t see how God could use someone like...
Summer Mission Teams: “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.” Our world today is crying for someone to tell them the good news of eternal life though Jesus Christ. Summer mission teams began to assist local independent Baptist churches and missionaries on the field to reach out to a lost and dying world. In 2005, summer mission team program began by sending a team to Ghana, West Africa. Since that time, the summer mission team program has been blessed by God and has grown tremendously. In summer 2011, 8 summer...Read more