Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. (Matthew 9:37-8)
Teen Missions was founded in 1970 in the belief that as young people experience the mission field, God will call many of them to a life dedicated to world evangelism.
Since then over 40,000 teens and adults from the U.S. and Canada have experienced missions firsthand. With more than 100 established missions in over 60 countries, they have experienced God’s grace in difficult and often demanding circumstances.
We at BCBC feel blessed that Tanner Besosa is experiencing that calling.
Tanner successfully completed his first semester at the Teen Mission’s Bible, Missionary, & Work Training (BMW) Center program. He’s now busy with six new classes, including Homiletics (art of preaching or writing sermons), The Pursuit of Holiness, Missions Life II, The Study of Romans, The Study of the Gospels, and The Study of the Books of Poetry.
Here, Tanner shares a story from one of Teen Mission’s bases in Africa, where they have MSSM (Motorcycle Sunday School Missions).
Missionaries drive to different Sunday Schools to teach children about the love of Jesus Christ. One day, their bike broke down on the road. They checked it several times but couldn’t locate the problem.
Looking for help, they pushed the bike to a village they had never visited. It turns out that the villagers had watched them drive by day after day and were eager to learn what these strange bikers were doing.
The missionaries told their story and shared the gospel with the villagers. At that, the whole village accepted Christ as Lord!
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, (John 1:12)
Then as the missionaries were leaving, they tried one more time to start the engine. Miraculously, it turned over without problem, and off they went.
This is just one of the many things God is doing through Teen Missions. I thank you all for your love and prayers, you are all in my thoughts; and I pray that the Lord will bless you.
Love in Christ,
Editor’s note: Tanner is one of many young people at Bent Creek Baptist Church making a strong personal commitment to Christ and living it as a missionary.
The cost to learn and the cost to travel, spreading Christ’s message, are constant challenges. If you would like to support Tanner, please contact him at 828-707-7017 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, you can call the BCBC office for more information about supporting any other members of our congregation who participate in missionary work. Thank you.