Community Outreach Activities
At BCC we believe it's important to take our ministry out into the community and not keep it bottled up at the church. Here are some examples of the community outreach activities we are involved in on an ongoing basis.
Community Food Programs
The need is very basic - everyone needs something to eat everyday. But sadly, there are people in our communities that struggle to put food on the table. BCC provides ongoing financial sponsorship for two of the major food programs in the area - Las Playas Foodbank and Abriendo Mentes . We donate more than $400 per month in cash from church donations, and also collect food items and clothing at the church every Sunday for distribution through these organizations. Here's an idea - if you're getting ready to move out and you find you have unopened food items in your pantry, why not bring them by the church for donation. They will be greatly appreciated! .
Free Wheelchair Program
BCC members work with our friends in the local community to identify individuals that are in need of a wheelchair for mobility due to health issues. Over the past few years we have placed more than 60 wheelchairs with needy individuals at no cost to the recipients. We visit the family to document the need, help plan for wheelchair access to their home and means of transportation , and then deliver, assemble, and adjust the wheelchairs. The wheelchairs are made available free of charge through a philanthropic organization sponsored by the owners of the Do It Center in Liberia, and we are grateful for their continued sponsorship.
That's Spanish for Baseball! And the local kids (boys and girls) love to play. We meet at the baseball fields in Brasilito every Thursday afternoon at 4 PM to practice and play. The kids practice their English on us and we practice our Spanglish on them. It's a great way to interact with the local community. You don't need to have any equipment or talent to play - just come on down with a smile and a joyful attitude.