Bella is the daughter of Travis and Erica Hendrix. She is 17 and is currently a homeschooled Junior, dually enrolled at USC Lancaster. She is a dancer, artist, and volunteers with Audio/Video at our church.
Several years ago she became good friends with a former IMB missionary family to China. Through that relationship she developed a love for Asian cultures, specifically Korean culture. In 2020, she was to be a part of a mission team to China - a mission effort canceled due to Covid-19. She is excited to have this new opportunity to do mission work in Japan.
ABOUT THE MISSION TRIP
This summer, Bella will be joining an IMB short-term mission trip to Kobe, Japan. During this summer trip, mission team members will support and supplement IMB Kobe field missionaries mainly through Entry and Evangelism functions. This includes 5-minute conversations on the streets inviting people to language cafes (English conversation and discussion) or international party events. This will occur both in the downtown/east side of the Kobe, and in the west part of the city, "Gakuentoshi" or "College Town," where there are several universities clustered together. At these events, they plant Gospel seeds, with the intention of having spiritual conversations to discern who has interest in the Gospel. Field missionaries actively pursue those promising relationships through further events and private conversations. Those who trust Christ, are discipled and plugged into local churches for further discipleship. The IMB Kobe field team's vision statement is simply to 'reach next generation Japanese.' As it is, college students are some of the most open to receiving the Gospel, given the proper context and time invested into relationship.
The summer team will also join with the Kobe field team by prayer-walking various areas of the city, knowing that prayer is their most powerful weapon and that through prayer God lays the foundation for personal interactions.
Finally, summer team members may have the opportunity to help local partner churches with outreach efforts or other needs, time permitting.
The base cost of the trip through IMB is $2,200. This does not include airfare, insurance, or pocket money. Airfare is expected to be around $1,500-$2,000. She is hoping to raise between $4,000-$5,000 to cover all the expenses.
Destination: Kobe, Japan
Affiliation: The International Mission Board
Dates: June 26, 2022 - July 10, 2022
Support Goal - $4,000-$5,000