Mission Trips & Information

Camp Duncan 9-21-19


The Union Baptist Association requests your assistance on the Friends of Children Day at Camp Duncan in Aberdeen, NC on September 21, 2019.  Camp Duncan is a wilderness residential home for at risk girls aged 8-18 It is one campus of the North Carolina Baptist Children’s Homes. The girls learn to live, cooperate, and worship in a rustic camp environment.   Volunteers from several churches and associations will gather on that day to do maintenance and basic support for the camp. 

There are several ways you can assist.  We are asking for a bus load of volunteers to help with various maintenance tasks.  Such tasks include house cleaning and yard maintenance such as lawn trimming, planting, and raking pine needles.  There may be some specialized tasks that you may volunteer for. For example, we need an electrician who can install a 220 volt circuit.  If you have a specialty such as plumbing, electrical, painting, etc. we would like to know. Those services may or may not be needed, but we know we will need help with the above mentioned tasks.  The bus will leave the UBA office at 7 am. We will stop for a fast food breakfast and hope to be at Camp Duncan by 9 am. We will leave early enough to return to UBA office by 5-6 pm.   

Another way you can assist is through contributing needed goods.  Although other organizations are doing food drives, and we are not turning down in-date food, the focus of our drive is paper products and personal items.  Please consider giving large packs of paper towels and toilet tissue. Personal items such as soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, and feminine products will be appreciated.  Such items should be delivered to the Union Baptist Association office at 1744 Williams Road, Monroe, NC by Wednesday Sept. 18. If you would like to give money to the association marked for Camp Duncan we will be glad to buy those products for you and balance out the needed items.   

We will be able to meet and have lunch with the girls and visit the facility. 


Henry Funderburk,

Mission Trip Coordinator, Union Baptist  Association



Red Springs Mission Camp

Purpose:  The purpose of Red Springs Mission Camp is to get churches involved in missions.  By providing affordable short term options, your church or youth group can experience missions without the cost and time involved in and out-of-state miussion trip.  You will be helping people who are in need in their own state.

Facilities:  Our facility can house up to 200 volunteers per day and the ministry opportunities are endless.  Our tool room and warehouse are fully eqipped with all the supplies you will need for a construction or non-construction project.

Ministries offered through Red Spring Mission Camp are:  Construction, Handyman Projects, Children's Ministry, Women's ministry, sports Camps, VBS, Yard work for the elderly, Painting, Disaster Relief Work (Following a disaster), Community Distribution (August), Community Thanksgiving Dinner (November), Community Toy Distribution (December).

Plan a Trip                                                                                                                                                                     Here aer some things to know before you go!

  • Cost is $21 per person per night.  This includes lodging, meals while you are here, and supplemental insurance.
  • Volunteers must be 13 years old and up.  Youth groups must have 1 adult per 4 youth.
  • Work days are Monday-Saturday.  No Saturday evening meal and the camp is closed on Sunday.
  • RV sites are available on request.
  • Registration forms for your group can be found on www.baptistsonmission.org.
  • We will contact you one week before your trip to berify date, number in team, arrival time and any special skills of team.

How can I Help?                                                                                                                                                          Labor needs:  volunteers with a servant's heart; roofers; carpenters; electricians; painters; cooking teams; children's workers' cleaning teams; couples to work in the warehouse.

Material needs:  building supplies; cleaning supplies; non-perishable food; furniture; appliances; toiletry items

Location:  The camp is located at 114 Industrial Road, Red Springs, NC on the corner of Hwy 211 and Industrial Road.

For more information contact Mission Camp Coordinators Larry & Teresa Osborne,

losborne@ncbaptist.org 910-843-7700 office, 919-264-4397 cell

Check us out on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/RedSprings or www.baptistsonmission.org


Shelby Mission Camp

Purpose:  The goal of Shelby Mission Camp is to involve churches in missions.  We work with youth, seniors, all ladies, all men or mixed groups.  We would consider it a privilege to host you and your church group at the Shelby Mission Camp.

Facvilities:  Shelby Mission Camp currently has two metal buildings on 12 acres of land with another 30 acres for future development.  The administration building will house, feed, and sleep 200 mission volunteers per day.  The warehouse is used to store building materials and tolls.

Plan a trip

  • Daily $21 per person fee covers lodging, 3 meals, and supplemental volunteer insurance.
  • Work days are Monday-Saturday.
  • No supper is provided on Saturday night and the camp is closed on Sundays.
  • Teams need to bring their own tools (some tools can be provided), towels, wash cloths, toiletries and bedding (don't forget your pillow).
  • RC sites are available by reservation only.
  • Participants must be 13 years or older.
  • Youth groups must have a 1:4 ratio of adult to youth and at least 2 skilled construction workers for every 10 youth.
  • Call or emial one week before your mission trip to verify date, number in team & team skills, and arrival time.

How Can I Help?                                                                                                                                                          Current Needs:  Construction is a big part of what we do as we help hurting people.  We need skilled help with roofing, plumbing, HVAC and electrical.  Help is also needed for building wheelchair ramps, floor replacement, painting or yardwork.  Whatever your skill we have a place for you.

For those that prefer other ministry opportunities, Bible schools, sports camps, senior adult ministry of various kinds, the potato project, Books on Mission, and working with other helping ministries in our communities are also needs.

Location:  GPS wil not find our location at 302 Sharpton Drive in Shelby, NC; however, you can use 1327 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152, which is located directly across the street.  We do not have a street sign for Sharpton Drive, which is off Hwy. 18 (Lafayette Street).  Our sign, Baptists on Mission-NCBM, is at the entrance of Sharpton Drive and we are at the end of the street.

For more information contact David & Janet Brown at 704-487-5599 or dbrown@ncbaptist.org

Mission Camp Coordinators David & Janet Brown

Check us out on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/shelbymissioncamp or www.baptistsonmission.org


Belarussian Relief Organization (ABRO)

Missions – I want to go, but how?

Matthew 28:19 – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…

Would you like your whole family to experience serving God in the mission field? I have often wanted my family to go on a mission trip, but was unable to find a way for this to happen. There are so many factors to consider when you are raising a family, schedules, school, work, sports, and finances and so on.  But with all of this, God can, and if you allow Him to, always finds a way. For our family God does this by bringing the mission field to us. By way of the American Belarussian Relief Organization (ABRO), we host a child, sometimes more than one child, in our home for six weeks each summer.

About ABRO

Romans 8:28 … and we know that for those who love God all things work together for good…

All things work for the good toward the glory of God, even a nuclear accident can be used by God. On April 26th, 1986 the worst nuclear accident in world history happened. A nuclear plant in Chernobyl had a melt down and then caught fire. The radiation from this accident rose into the air and drifted north over the country of Belarus. 70% of the radiation from this accident fell on the Mogilov region of the Belarus. In 1991, out of the ashes of this tragedy, God began a ministry called the American Belarussian Relief Organization (ABRO).

About Belarus

According to statistics, Belarus is predominantly a Christian country, yet according to Mission Network News, only about 1.3% of the population is Evangelical Christian. Alcoholism and corruption are wide spread throughout the country. There are an estimated 32,000 orphans in Belarus. Belarus is ranked 4th in the world for homicides and the suicide rate is also high.

About the Ministry

This ministry is unique for several reasons. First, in Belarus, you cannot openly evangelize about Jesus Christ, all church activities must be government approved. ABRO is a relief organization so it is already government approved. Second, ABRO is a mission field that helps the physical needs of the children who would otherwise live their entire lives in an area full of unseen radiation. Third, ABRO brings the mission field to you, instead of you going to the mission field. Host families volunteer to bring these children into their homes for six weeks each summer and you get to show them the life of Christ lived out in your home and family. That means a family of two, four, even eight or more can do an overseas mission and never leave their house. You don’t have to raise money for a whole family to go on missions, you only have raise enough to bring one child, or more if you want, to your home. God brings the mission field to you for six weeks. You can live the life of Christ as you normally do and the children invited to host families develop a relationship with you, your family and most importantly a relationship with Christ that they can take back to Belarus. They can take Christ back to Belarus and the children from ABRO can begin to live the life of Christ out in a country that doesn’t want Him there.

Here is the Challenge.

Matthew 25:35 …I was a stranger and you invited me in…

Will you allow God to use you and your entire family to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to a country that is in desperate need of Him? All you have to do is open your door. 

For more information, or to have someone come speak to your church or small group, contact;

Les Ruholl (980)328-3157



To find out about local, state and international mission trip opportunities from the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, go to www.baptistsonmission.org.

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