Mission teams are full of hard workers. Some of the teams come just to do construction work. There are other teams that come, and do a Vacation Bible School for the kids of the community. Many teams that come will do both building, and a VBS.
Looking for work Teams
Much of the work that the Bdecan Ministry Team can pay for has already been completed. Bdecan is now looking for groups that can help finance, and with the experience to construct the following buildings:
* Construct new building for clothing closet
*Build an addition onto the church (larger fellowship room, and Christian Education wing)
Your team is responsible to bring the people, and with the experience needed to do these projects on your own. The church may be able to find you a little help, but it is not a guarantee.
If you are not comfortable with these projects, Joe would suggest considering doing a Vacation Bible School program for the kids in this community. That is what we are really looking for right now.
Youth and Outreach Coordinator
Bdecan Presbyterian Church
Po Box 141 Tokio ND 58379
Mission Teams Summer 2018
We had a WONDERFUL summer here at Bdecan.
First Presbyterian Church from Rochester MN was here July 10th - 15th, and led an amazing bible school, for the 4th consecutive year. We are so blessed by their support of our ministry.
Folks from Westwood First Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati came August 7th - 11th to work on the inside of our new clothing closet. They got all the electrical done, and insulated and paneled the main level of the building.
The Bdecan congregation, and the Ministry Team are SO grateful for all the wonderful work our 2 mission teams completed this summer.
2019 Missions Teams
We have 2 teams in our schedule for next summer.
The PW from East Iowa Presbytery is coming to lead their FIRST VBS the week of June 11th.
The First Presbyterian churches group (a group with members from Rochester MN, Ely MN, Amboy MN, and Saint Paul MN) will be here the week of June 25th for their 5th year of doing VBS at Bdecan.
June is pretty full. We may be able to squeeze a team in July if necessary. A few weeks are opened in August, before kids go back to school.
If you team wants to come in summer of 2019, please let me know soon.
My phone is (701) 294-2283
Frequently Asked Questions
1.What do Mission Teams do?
Mission teams can choose to do as little, or as much as they choose to do. A big part of how much you get accomplished will depend on the age of your team, the kind of work you want to do, and the number of people you bring. There are two options of trips you can have. First, you can an all construction trip, where you are working on repairing or remodling the whole trip. Much of the remodeling at the Manse, that the church can pay for has been done, except for windows.
The other option will be to focus on Vacation Bible School. The kids at Bdecan, and on the Spirit Lake Reservation love VBS, and they never say there's too much. Some churches that do VBS also do some work either at the church, or on reservation while they are here.
2. Where will we be staying?
The mission teams that come will be able to stay in the bunk trailers that we got in December of 2013. There are 10 bunk beds in each of the 2 trailers. With these trailers, we can house about 40 people at Bdecan. If a few people would like to sleep in the sanctuary, I do have air mattresses that can be used. Lodging is free at Bdecan Presbyterian Church. If your team would prefer a hotel, there are many options about 20 miles away in Devils Lake. Your mission team would need to cover the cost of the hotel.
3. What is the cost for the trip?
The cost for your trip will be your travel to Bdecan, your food, and supplies and tools for jobs outside of the manse, and any extra activities that your team chooses to do outside of Bdecan. Bdecan does not charge you for coming, or for lodging at the church.