I was the leader for my church mission group’s trip to Freeport, Bahamas. It was such a fantastic trip from beginning to end. We were always informed of everything we needed to have taken care of (passports, flights, etc.). It was my first time taking a group internationally and you made it so easy! We were greeted at the airport with shuttle to our hotel that had been booked for us. The hotel and beach were great! We were provided transportation to our worksites and meals and meet some really great and loving people. We worked on repairs to the school in the area that had been damaged by the hurricane and also lead a VBS at a local church. We were always provided the equipment and supplies necessary. The most amazing part was the awesome worship on the beach in the evenings. We worked and worshiped with the Bahamian people. We felt God’s presence all throughout our trip. My students were exposed to another cultural which was an eye-opening and educational experience. We were changed for life! Thank you for a great trip! We can’t wait to come back!
Tina M. – Trinity UMC, Tennessee
I have led a lot of mission trips as a youth director. I have led with many different organizations as well. There are some that I would never use again this is not one of them. My first international mission trip was through Loren and Jessica’s organization. They were very responsive to questions and my vision for the mission trip. My favorite part was how much input I was allowed as a leader. They organized the trip based on what we were visioning. It was very clear how much it would cost, and we saw exactly how our money was used. Unlike, many other organizations where there is a lot of overhead to cover our money went more to the community rather than some headquarters in the US. They also led a very spirit filled worship and took our vision for worship too. They ensured that we worshiped with the community we served too. The projects were impactful too. We loved every part of our mission trip to Bahamas with Loren and Jessica. We cannot wait to go back and serve with them! I would recommend them to any youth group, church, or school that wants to serve in the Bahamas.
10 out of 10!! - Steve G., Texas
I have been blessed to serve on numerous mission trips from Missouri to Alaska. None have been more rewarding than the two trips I spent with Rev. Loren Boyce serving the people in Freeport on Grand Bahama. The need was real, the opportunity to make a difference was apparent, and the people were accepting and delightful.
The trips were well organized from beginning to end. We were given information on tools and supplies to bring with us (some items were expensive and hard to come by on the island). We also brought all the school supplies (theme books, pencils, pens, etc.) we could carry. They were most appreciated.
The highlight of both trips were the people of Freeport. The church ladies who cooked for us, the kids who were by our sides every moment they could be and the people we worshipped with were all delightful and will never be forgotten. Chuck G., Littleton, CO
During the summer of 2018 I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to the Grand Bahamas Island, Bahamas, with the Youth from Trinity United Methodist Church , Athens Tennessee. We were able to work along side with the locals for a week rebuilding the local Methodist Church school. We started the week removing major damage to class rooms from a recent hurricane and by weeks end we had several class rooms ready for electrical wiring. Hospitality was another thing, was able to stay at a local resort on the beach and the ladies of the church, just let me tell you they can cook, three great meals each day of our stay. Finally the last night was a visit to downtown festival and on out to Black Beards Island for a worship service that was something I will never forget.
A great opportunity for any group willing to help rebuild and learn about their way of life of the Grand Bahamas Methodist Church and their school. Jeff E., Tennessee
As I sit at my desk, I can only think about the opportunity I had to go to Grand Bahama Island and help the amazing people of the island try and get back on their feet after Hurricane Matthew almost destroyed the island. This trip was eye opening and really makes your appreciate the simple things in life. I saw walls being torn down that had years of rot and insects crawling through them the size of my hand. I saw locals and foreigners come together and help give the children of the Bahamas new desks and classrooms. There is still a lot to be done and I wish I could go back and do more. Here is a shot from our last night with both church groups and locals worshiping together on Black Beards Beach. Blake E., Colorado