Each winter and summer, First Baptist Church of Durango sends a couple people to minister to the pastors of the Casa de Dios churches and their church bodies, approximately 1 hour’s drive from Managua, Nicaragua. Jim and Denise Hugins lead a team to visit with them for one week, preaching, teaching, visiting, learning and being blessed by their deep love for the Lord and His people.
Jim Hugins, trip leader, says, “My words to describe our time in Nicaragua are “hospitality and love”. We were showered with love and hospitality by the people.
Jim’s wife Denise says, “If I had to choose one word to describe my time in Nicaragua it would be “encouragement”. Danica and I were able to spend time with 10 different women, sharing our lives, struggles and dreams and praying together. In so doingwe were able to put into practice Romans 1:12, ‘we were all mutally encouraged by each other’s faith’.”
Group trips take place in January and June. Contact the church office at 970-247-0624 if you would like to hear more or are interested in participating.
Youth Missions Trips
Youth Summer Missions Trips are always a total blast!! Check out the STUDENT MINISTRIES page for recap videos and for information on future Summer trips!
Treasure Ministry is a local ministry to kids and adults with special needs, and their families.
Throughout the year we sponsor activities, Treasure Fests, where we have a ton of fun, love on and celebrate the participants, welcome siblings, and give the parents and caregivers a chance to have a break. One of our goals is to live the gospel in front of these families, giving them the opportunity to know who Jesus is and how much He loves them!
Champions Camp is the one-week day camp that we run in June each year for kids and adults with special needs. It is called "champions" because we hire Champions Special Ministry out of Kansas to come and staff camp. Our 5th camp will be in June of 2017. Camp is an amazing opportunity to love on the campers for an entire week, allow volunteers to discover the joy of service and to bless the parents and caregivers.
For more information, and to get involved, please contact Joy Larson at 970-749-4336.
Please pray earnestly for the long term missionaries listed below.
Aden, Cindy - YWAM - Africa
Akins, Russ & Linda - Master Plan - Durango - College Ministry
Akins, Brandon & Shelly - Master Plan - Grand Junction - College Ministry
Good News Jail Ministry - Durango - Jail Ministry
Brothers, Nick & Tracy - Cross Bar X - Durango - Camp Ministry
Cowan, Marvin - Missions Door - Utah - Mormon Ministry
Destree, Josh & Rachel - OMF International - China
Hamm, Rob & Kristen – CRU - Oregon - College Ministry
Helvoigt, Bethany - Big Horn Camp - Montana
Hillewart, Malcolm & Leah - Master Plan - Durango - College Ministry
Jessen, Kelly & Jenni - e3 Partners Compass 31 - Thailand
Kostreva, Kyle & Michelle - Master Plan - College Ministry
Miller, Tim & Marci - Cross Bar X - Durango - Camp Ministry
Obregon, Junior - Campus Crusade - Nicaragua - College Ministry
Parks, Ted & Janumgul - Reach - Kazakhstan
Payne, Sharon – ABWE - Brazil
Posey, Jacob & Jenny - Cross Bar X - Durango - Camp Ministry
Renger, Evan & Julie - Campus Ministries - Ft. Collins - College Ministries
Rodriquez, Ramon & Ana - Missions Door - Nogales, AZ - Seminary
Ross, Daniel & Janna - First Love Int. - Ukraine - orphans
Santiago, Willie - Cuba Connection Ministries - Cuba
Santiago, Yoel - WorldServe - Cuba
Scheer, Gary & Laurie - World Venture - Rwanda
Shoemaker, Jack & Melissa - Wycliffe - Dallas - Teaching Missions
Shoemaker, Wes & Julie - Wycliffe - Mexico - Bible Translation
Smith, R & M - YWAM - New Zealand
Snowden, Tammy - Pioneers - Denver - Child Advocacy
Tsosie, Willie & Lena - Missions Door - Black Mesa, AZ - Navajo Ministry
Valcin, Gersan & Betty - CTEN - Haiti
Wall, Mike & Rachel - Christian Challenge - College Ministry
Wiley, Ron & Jeanine - Resource Exchange Int. Inc. - Pueblo- Missions training/ support
Wiorek, Chris & Josanne - IDEAS - Asia
Woodie, Dakota and Rachael - Master Plan - Durango - College Ministry
Yazzie, Ben & Tillie - Missions Door - New Mexico - Navajo Mission
Yermakov, Hleb - Encouragement International - Portugal
For more information, or to contact any of our missionaries via email, please contact the church office at 970-247-0624.