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Almost each day during the mission trips we send out a prayer letter because we believe and experience that God moves in response to our prayer; we believe that there is a change in the spiritual realm, that God will lead us in what to say and what to do, that God will offer protection and that He teaches us to see people around us in a different way.

In these prayer letters you can read how the trips go; we will also send photos and videos and concrete prayer points are listed with things to pray for, such as specific situations, for people whom we talked to, and for the participants.

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Spende!

The work of Beach Mission is made possible by your donations. We keep minimal reserves; for extra or unforeseen expenses or shortcuts we like to make an appeal to our donors.

Ausgaben Spenden

For a minimal reservation

The idea behind the evangelism trips is to travel with 15 to 25 people. The accommodations for the evangelism trips cost € 4000 to € 4500. At this accommodation we can welcome the young people for a meal and we have a place to sing together and to have Bible studies. In principle, it is the intention that the costs of this accommodation is paid for by the participants (about € 600 pp including trip, meals and lodging). In practice, most evangelists only decide on their vacation in March. Such large accommodations unfortunately are not available anymore by that time. Also, it is our vision that the number of trips will be increased annually, with the minimal reservation that goes with it. So we are very happy when people want to donate a gift, so we are able to reserve the accommodations this year and also in the coming years.

‘Wildcards’ for participants with a limited budget

People who would like to come along, but are not able to (fully) pay for the costs, we would like to offer ‘wildcards’. In order to qualify for a ‘wildcard’ (or a discount), the participant will write a letter of motivation. The Board of Beach Mission then decides who qualifies for which amount. We reserve gifts for wildcards at a separate account, so that any remaining amount will be reserved for this designation.

‘Wildcards’ for tour leaders

For people who share larger responsibilities (including the tour leader), Beach Mission would like to offer 2 wildcards or a similar discount per trip. Wildcards will only be given when gifts for this purpose have been received. We reserve gifts for wildcards at a separate account, so that any remaining amount will be reserved for this designation.

For unforeseen expenses and fewer proceeds

As organization we always take financial risks. Also when the minimum reserves are depleted we would like to appeal to our donors, in cases of unforeseen expenses (such as the personal risk in case of damage) and disappointing results (too few participants per trip). This way we can keep the price for participants low.

For additional expenses

Under extra costs we mean costs that were specifically decided upon and that were not included in the travel budgets:

  • It is the intention that this campaign will be organized annually and it is the vision to organize evangelism trips to the most popular holiday party destinations in Europe, with participants from several countries. This requires organizational and office expenses.
  • For happenings that we organize in the popular youth holiday destinations in order to bring young people into contact with Jesus.

Spenden für Beach Mission können EU-weit steuerlich abgezogen werden.
Am 27. Januar 2009 hat der Gerichtshof entschieden, dass die steuerliche Abzugsfähigkeit von Spenden an gemeinnützige Einrichtungen darf nicht nur im Inland ansässigen Einrichtungen vorbehalten werden.

Link zum Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs

Steuerabzug von Spenden

Beach Mission has been a non-profit foundation since May 20, 2015. The Dutch tax service confirmed that gifts are tax-deductible (ANBI status). Spenden für Beach Mission können EU-weit steuerlich abgezogen werden.

Remuneration board members

As per ANBI law, board members only receive reimbursement for expenses. The board members of Beach Mission are not paid employees, but have a volunteer contract with Beach Mission; they do not get paid for their services. They can claim expenses they occurred. These payments are shown in the annual financial overview and explained there.

Support for Dirk-Jan via ‘Stichting Werkers in de Wijngaard.’

Chairman Dirk-Jan Boerman works for Beach Mission as a volunteer. The income Dirk-Jan needs comes from gifts. If you want to support him in his work, you can send a donation to bank account NL17RABO0301880433 of Stichting Werkers in de Wijngaard. More info at www.dirk-janboerman.nl.

Organisation

Vision
Bring all youths who are vacationing in Europe in contact with Jesus.

Aim for 2015

7-day mission trip to Lloret de Mar with 15-25 participants. Participants from the Netherlands.

Aim for 2016

Two 10-day mission trips; one to Lloret de Mar and one to Blanes. Both with 15-25 participants. Participants from the Netherlands and Spain.

Aim for 2017

We organise 5 mission trips of 10 days to 3 popular destinations; tow to Lloret dde Mar, two to Salou, one to Blanes. All with 10-25 participants from the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium.

Aim for 2018

We organise 5 mission trips of 10 days to four destinations; tow to Lloret de Mar, two to Salou, one to Blanes and one to Texel. All with 10-30 participants from the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium and Germany.

Ziel 2019
Wir organisieren 9 Evangelisationsreisen von 8 Tagen zu fünf Reisezielen; 4 nach Lloret de Mar, 1 nach Salou, 1 nach Blanes, 2 nach Texel und 1 nach Sonnenstrand. Alle mit 10-25 Teilnehmern. Teilnehmer aus NL, ES, BE, DU.

Ziel für das 7. Jahr (2021)
Wir hoffen auf 7 evangelistische Reisen zu 7 verschiedenen beliebten Badeorten mit Teilnehmern aus 7 Ländern und mindestens 7 Kirchengemeinschaften.

Organisieren Sie eine Reise für Ihre eigene Gruppe

Would you like to take a mission trip with your own group? That is possible! We would be happy to facilitate this for you with all ins and outs of the places that Beach Mission knows, the local contacts, background information, but also practically, with bags full of evangelistic materials, with T-shirts, etc.

Contact us for more information.

Werde ein Freiwilliger!

Beach Mission is always looking for volunteers, both during the trips as well as during the preparation for the trips.

At the office or from your home:

Translating

For our website and communication we are looking for a volunteer who is willing to regularly translate information from Dutch to German, French, Catalonian and Italian.

The website in its current form has about 15,000 words. In addition to that, we expect to have about 2,000 words worth of translation work each month.

Other possibilities

Other possibilities
You can work (out of your house) to make preparations for this trip spiritually, practically and financially. Contact us when you are interested in the possibilities.

During a trip:

Tour leader

As tour leader you are the source of information for participants to the mission trip. This means that you coach the participants, also in their specific task: meeting them at the bus, giving information when welcoming them, lead daily team meetings, communicate time schedule and check this, and be contact person for participants, bus leaders, job leaders and management.

You will understand this requires a lot of you: being able to work very independently, being led by the Holy Spirit, being able to handle spiritual opposition, understanding the languages of the participants, able to deal with people very well, make them enthused but sometimes also confront and correct them. For a certain extent, you ‘make’ the trip for the participants.

Group leader

The participants of the mission trip are divided in 4 smaller groups: 3 groups of evangelists and one group for people lending practical support. These groups each have their own program, sometimes together with one group, sometimes together with another group, sometimes alone. These groups have a group leader. During the trip you reflects back on each day and the group leaders discuss together if decisions need to be made.

Senior editor

We make a schedule of who writes the prayer letter when (the editor). The editor gets his/her information from the participants, e.g. prayer points. The editor passes the text (including photos) to you. You correct the text and pass it on to the translator. The translator also passes the test on to you.

The senior editor takes care of the newsletter. You specifically make sure:

  • That the newsletter is ready on time (if need be, you remind the editor)
  • That the questions are being answered.
  • You check the text for spelling, grammar, and style (style: e.g. that not all sentences are constructed the same way).
    • You make sure the mails give a good overview of what we are doing. When some participants pray a lot for people and others have a lot of discussions, you need to make sure both aspects are clearly communicated.
    • Give a good idea of how people experience it. For instance, maybe one person writes often that he finds it very difficult. But if he is the only one, the readers need to understand that.
    • Follow up when a prayer request has become a praise. Or when it still is a prayer request.
  • You put the text in Mailchimp, take care of the layout and send the mail.

Fördern!

Would you like to inform people of your organization, church or group, and stimulate them to participate in a mission trip? That is possible!
We would be happy to come by for a speaking engagement, evening program or short promotional talk.
We can also supply a poster, copy for a publication, movie clip, or powerpoint presentation.
Contact us for more information.

    Word buddy!

    Als buddy onderhoud je contact met iemand uit je eigen buurt die meer wil weten over het leven in verbinding met God. Je helpt hem of haar in de eerste stappen in geloof zoals doop, vervulling met de Heilige Geest en het volgen van Jezus in het dagelijks leven. Je leest (bijv. aan de hand van DBS) samen met de zoeker uit de bijbel en je verstaat de kunst om mensen dingen zelf te laten ontdekken. Het uiteindelijke doel is dat ‘zoekers’ zelf buddy voor een ander kunnen worden.

    Discipelen maken

    Jezus gaf zijn discipelen de opdracht om andere mensen tot Zijn discipelen te maken. Daarmee bedoelde Hij dat ze andere mensen in een proces mee zouden nemen waarin ze een nieuwe weg zouden inslaan en onder leiding van de Heilige Geest zouden leren om op Gods manier te denken en te handelen volgens het voorbeeld dat Jezus’ zelf gegeven had op zo’n manier dat zij ook weer anderen tot discipelen konden maken.

    Become a partner!

    It is important to us that local churches and organizations are aware of our activities and where possible we cooperate with them. Partner churches in the Netherlands, Spain and in other European countries support Beach Mission in follow up (helping young people who want to know more about faith), in finding participants, in prayer, and financially.