Go into all the world and proclaim the good news.
28th Annual Belin Memorial UMC Golf Tournament (register here)
Belin International Missions builds homes and teaches Bible school in Latin American countries. The mission started in 2008 when three Belin members joined a team from a Florence, SC church to build a house for a family in Piedras Negras, Mexico. The following year, Belin Memorial formed its own team and built houses in Piedras Negras from 2009 through 2011. Unfortunately, the mission in Piedras Negras closed due to gang drug violence after 2011.
Not being able to return to Mexico in 2012, Belin Memorial sent a team to Honduras and built two houses. Again complications arose, and in 2013, Belin Memorial teamed with Casas por Christo. Casas is a Christian organization that sponsors, supervises, and facilitates construction of houses in San Raymundo, Guatemala. We built single houses in 2013, 2014, and 2016. In 2015, we had a large number of volunteers and built two houses. Along with construction, our team teaches three afternoons of Bible school. We returned to Guatemala in 2017 and 2018 to build houses for families in need.
Building houses in Guatemala is something that most people can do. It does not involve high level construction knowledge or skills, but rather a desire to help people through hard work. We have had participants as young as fourteen years old and others into their seventies. There are places for students, builders, teachers, moms, and all others.
An International mission trip is a major commitment beyond the building of a house and teaching of children. Flying to Guatemala, buying building materials, and housing in San Raymundo is expensive. Along with a substantial personal financial commitment, monies are raised through a series of fundraisers which include the Daddy-Daughter Dance, Good Friday Fish Fry, a food booth at the annual Blessing of the Inlet, and parking donations for several major events. Donations from people who are unable to go on the trip are also very important.
If you wish to donate to or become involved in the many missions of Belin Memorial, please email the church office or call 843.651.5099. Click HERE for grant application for funds from the Belin Memorial Missions Committee.
Belin International Missions supports ZOE Empowers, a distinctive international development organization working through local leaders in seven countries to empower vulnerable children to move beyond charity.