Is God Calling You?

Traveling overseas is expensive. Missionaries need to have special gifts or talents. Mission trips are for young people.

Does any of this self-talk sound familiar?  If so, we would like to remind you that God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called. 


If you have ever felt a desire to travel to Ethiopia to meet your sponsored child, see a third world country first-hand, or immerse yourself in a faith-building experience, we encourage you to trust God’s timing and plan for you. You don’t need any special gifts or talents – your compassion and willing heart are enough. Many of our missionaries fund their trips through donations from friends, family, neighbors, and their church communities, and we have had missionaries of all ages, from 9-months old to senior citizens.

We offer flexible trips year-round ranging from 2 weeks to 3 months. While in Ethiopia, you will stay in a BCI guest house and accompany social workers on visits to see the children.  There are many ways you can help out while in Ethiopia – below are just a few:

  • Youth Ministry
  • Sports Ministry
  • School Ministry
  • Service Projects
  • Church Ministry
  • Adult Ministry
  • Internship

There are two people who will never be the same after a mission trip: the child receiving hope, and the missionary giving it!


Frequently asked questions:

How far in advance should I start planning my trip?
We recommend that you plan at least 4 months in advance.

Can I bring my own team?
Yes. You may organize your own team or travel alone.

Will anyone speak English?
Yes. All of our staff are fluent in English.  Most of the children speak Amharic or Oromo, but many are learning English.

How do I get started?
Fill out a mission trip application and mail it to our office.

Sometimes while in Ethiopia, I found myself thinking: ‘This is it, right now, I am living my dream’.” – Marianne H. from the Netherlands

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