BCM Moves Beyond Covid

BCM Moves Beyond Covid De Herikon Kids Camp Psalm 126:3 reminds, “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” After a year of upended plans, travel cancellations, and innumerable deaths, this verse may seem like a contradiction. Can we be...

Bible Club + Covid-19 = Reinvention

By: Sophia Wong, International Coordinator, BCM Children’s Ministries Sophia Wong was born in Taiwan but spent most of her life in the US.  Before joining BCM International, she served for twenty years as the Children’s Director for Chinese Bible Church of...

Beyond this Pandemic

Images top down: Youth baptism; Baptismal canidates sharing there testimonies; New BCM Philippines church construction projects Beyond this Pandemic By: Gerlyn de Jesus, Director BCM Philippines With the rising death toll, widespread unemployment, mental health...

Bible Club by Mail

Bible Club by Mail When the coronavirus lock-down began last spring, BCM’s Mailbox Bible Club coordinator Marianne Schuster was concerned what this would do to Mailbox ministry. Marianne describes Mailbox ministry as a Bible Club by mail (see Mailbox Bible Club:...

Choosing Life in Bolivia’s Covid-Struck Highlands

Delivering relief aid Choosing Life in Bolivia’s Covid-Struck Highlands By: Jeanette Windle with Fernando and Marilyn Fernandez When BCM Bolivia missionaries Fernando and Marilyn Fernandez chose their ministry vision statement, it was one that applies as aptly to...

Camping with Covid

Campers blazing new trail Camping with Covid By: Big Sky Bible Camp Staff For Big Sky Bible Camp in Bigfork, MT, 2020 has been filled with challenges but also God’s faithfulness, unintentional blessings, and the gospel. While coronavirus quarantines canceled most...

Praying for Post-Covid Vision in Ukraine

Outdoor retreat in Zhitomir area for people with special needs. Outdoor retreat Ordination service in Belozerka Baptismal service Praying for Post-Covid Vision in Ukraine By: Lisa Biegert Summer in Ukraine means beautiful weather—and camping. BCM Ukraine missionaries...

When God’s Plans Change Ours

Mount Traber Bible Camp trail rides When God’s Plans Change Ours By: Mark and Debbie Taylor, Directors MTBC with Jeanette Windle 2020 started off routine for Mount Traber Bible Camp directors Mark and Debbie Taylor and their year-round staff. Spread out over more than...

Africa ISMT Update

Jane King teaching Train the Trainer over Zoom Africa ISMT Update By: Jeanette Windle with Pat Govender No one expected the global coronavirus pandemic to still be closing down in-person ministries and conferences nine months later. Thankfully, the virtual training...

Children’s Camps in Corona Time

De Herikon kids camp – 2020 Children’s Camps in Corona Time By: Wim Potman, BCM Netherlands  In Dutch we have a saying: “Nood leert bidden.”  Translated to English, this means something like: “Need teaches a person to pray.” Like much of the planet, mainland...

Reaching Recife’s Quarantined Slums

BCM Brazil leadership team Reaching Recife’s Quarantined Slums By: BCM Brazil Team with Jeanette Windle With over six million cases of coronavirus and almost two-hundred thousand recorded deaths, 2020 has been a challenging time in Brazil. BCM’s ministry there,...

Handi*Camp 2020 Comes to Zoom

Handi*Camp 2020 Comes to Zoom By: Lauri Barrette  Handi*Camp Canada and summer have been synonymous for twenty years now. Teens and young adults with special needs reference this annual week of overnight camping at BCM’s Mill Stream Bible Camp in northern Ontario as...

Bee Adventures with BCM Scotland

Bees Backyard planning session By: Irene Paget When the COVID-19 quarantine forced BCM Scotland to cancel their junior age Easter camp, missionaries Stan and Irene Paget, Fiona Blyth, and Kate Macnab first prayed for God’s leading, then got creative. The planned theme...

Social Distancing with a Purpose

By: Brenda Duffield with Jeanette Windle When COVID-19 restrictions were first introduced in Ireland, residents were permitted to attend church with a small number of people. But parents were advised to keep children home as it was thought they were carriers of the...

Castledaly Cookery Camp Goes Digital

Castledaly By: Jenna Dancy This year an extra ingredient was needed for BCM Ireland’s Easter Cookery Camp—technology. Due to COVID-19 quarantine, BCM Ireland’s camp center, Castledaly Manor, had to close its doors on March 13, 2020, with no word yet when it can...

Online Serving

Heroes of the Faith – screenshot By: Shantal Artieda The idea of a virus affecting the lives of the entire world population seemed a distance thought to most Peruvians until the first case of a COVID-19 patient in Perú’s capital city, Lima, hit the local news...

Filling the Quarantine Void

By: Roy Schell  Here in North America, we live a fast-paced lifestyle in which many parents have come to rely on others to provide spiritual guidance for their children. Sadly, for many kids Sunday School, Bible club, youth group, and camp are their only consistent...

Giving Thanks in All Circumstances—Even Social Distancing!

Lisa and Elena Biegert teaching duo By: Lisa Biegert, BCM USA Missionary I have served as children’s ministry director at Grace Bible Church in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, for the last seven years. Before COVID-19, we were experiencing the greatest influx in recent history...

“Locking Down ISMT!”

Online Train the Trainer session By Jeanette Windle with Mrs. Pat Govender Pat Govender, BCM Africa director for children’s ministry training, was on faculty at the Global Children’s Forum Leadership Experience training course when her nation of South Africa went on...

Centro Maranatha Goes Digital

Enrique Pasquini in Zoom meeting By: Enrico and Betty Pasquini with Jeanette Windle Italy has been among the hardest-hit nations globally by the COVID-19 virus behind only the UK and the United States for confirmed cases and deaths. BCM Italy field directors Enrico...

“Doing Good” Amidst COVID-19

Relief distributed to pastors By: Rev. Paul Padmaker, Executive Director BCM India India’s first case of the COVID-19 virus was reported January 30, 2020.By the end of May 2020, this had grown to more than one hundred-fifty thousand cases and over four thousand...

“Mullartown Live”

Worship Group By: Gemma Hill, Director Mullartown House Across Northern Ireland, all outreach events and camps have been canceled due to COVID-19 through this summer. At BCM’s camp and retreat center here, Mullartown House, we already had five hundred kids booked into...

Life for a New Season in Sri Lanka

Distributing relief aid  By: Meashed Liyanage, BCM Sri Lanka Country Director with Jeanette Windle The last several months of COVID-19 lockdown have been a battle for survival and a time of mounting fear for many in Sri Lanka. With churches unable to meet or...

God’s Ambassadors to COVID Sufferers

Hungry children being fed By: Ratovohery Jean Aimé, Country Director, BCM Madagascar With just two deaths and about six hundred cases of COVID-19 in Madagascar by the end of May 2020, the effects of quarantine have been far worse for most of the population than the...

BCM Responds to COVID-19

By: Lisa Biegert In less than six months, the word “coronavirus” went from something no one had heard of to all everyone talks about. While the world’s focus has been on COVID deaths, unemployment rates, and how to conduct distance learning for school-age children,...