• Bart & Julie Thompson

    Bart & Julie Thompson has been involved with TLC, in some way, since its beginning. Julie grew up attending Boot Camp as a teenager, while her mother, Joy Budensiek, helped build the program. TLC is part of their DNA. We are glad to have the Thompson's a part of the team as Directors of TLC. The future is bright, the harvest fields are ripe and ready for harvest, and God is still calling young and old to be a part of the harvest. Click here to contact Bart and Julie Thompson.

Our Vision

The vision of Touching Lives for Christ is that youth will be involved in a lifetime of Christian ministry because of their participation in a short term mission trip.

Our Mission

Touching Lives for Christ exists to instill a passion for missions in the hearts of young people. This mission is accomplished by facilitating team building, leadership training, faith building, raising support and ministry opportunities.

Team Leaders

TEAM LEADERS play a vital role in our summer trips. They help organize trips and prepare the presentations that are used during their trip. They also give guidance and spiritual leadership to the team members under their care. If you are interested in being a TEAM LEADER, contact Julie Thompson today. 

TEAM MEMBERS

TLC short-term mission trips are life-changing.  Every young person should go on at least one.  To be considered for a team, you must be 15 years of age, and you must raise your support and meet the deadlines given.  Boot Camp is a must!  At Boot Camp, you learn who is on your team, how to work together, what to expect and prepare your presentations for the trip.  Boot Camp takes place in Hobe Sound, FL.  For more information, contact Julie Thompson.


Fields of Service

We are anticipating a great summer in 2020 and would love you to be part of it. TLC has a place for you! Where will you leave your print for Jesus this summer?

  • Tokyo

    This team will literally touch the world from one point on the globe. They will be involved in literature distribution at the 2020 Summer Olympics. They will be working with Joe Taylor and Gospel Publishing Mission to pass out 1,000,000 pieces of literature especially written for this Olympic event.


    Trip Dates: To Be Determined

    Team Size: 20 Members

    Cost: To Be Determined

    BC: N/A

  • HIM Spanish VBS

    This is a brand new opportunity for TLC. We are partnering with our HIM Spanish Ministries to hold VBS in their Florida based churches. These VBS will be done in  communities where new churches are being planted. The team will be involved in community outreach, VBS and any light maintenance the church may need.


    Trip Dates: To Be Determined

    Team Size: 8 Members

    Cost: $1,000

    BC: June 17-20

  • New York City

    There are countless ministry opportunities in this busy city. TLC works with the New York School of Urban Ministry. This team will be involved in food preparation for the homeless, serving in the soup kitchen, street ministry to the homeless, prayer walks, and passing out Christian literature ~ just to name a few.


    Trip Dates: June 22-June 30

    Team Size: 10 Members

    Cost: $1,200

    BC: June 17-20

  • Alaska

    There are so many special ways to minister in Alaska. This team will be working with the Calhouns and Huffs. Their ministry opportunities will include working at the North Pole school campus, serving in community based projects, kids camp, VBS, and sharing God’s love in an Eskimo village service.


    Trip Dates: June 22-July 7

    Team Size: 10 Members

    Cost: $2,100

    BC: June 17-20

  • Mexico

    The beautiful city of Salamanca, Mexico is full of opportunity for this team. They will be working with our HIM work there. The focus of this team is very relational. They will be involved in community outreach, youth meetings and VBS.


    Trip Dates: July 16-28

    Team Size: 10 Members

    Cost: $1,350

    BC: June 17-20

  • Honduras

    The busy capital city of Tegucigalpa is open wide for ministry. This team will be working with the Eric Kuhn’s family. They will be involved in outreach and preaching ministry. This will include visiting the city dump to serve soup and share God’s love.


    Trip Dates: June 22-June 29

    Team Size: 10 Members

    Cost: $2,750

    BC: June 17-20

  • SOUTH AFRICA/LESOTHO

    The beautiful land of South Africa and Lesotho is full of opportunity. This team will be working with the Wes Peterson family. They will be doing 2-3 Vacation Bible Schools along with outreach in the surrounding villages. There is also some light construction work to be done around the mission compound.


    Trip Dates: June 22-July 9

    Team Size: 8 Members

    Cost: $2,750

    BC: June 17-20

  • MONGOLIA

    Are you ready to teach English? Nicole Barr has a place for you. Nicole teaches at the Language Education Institute in Ulaanbaatar, the capitol city of Mongolia. This team will be working in her school and be involved in community outreach. This team will focus on friendship evangelism.


    Trip Dates: June 22 - July 14

    Team Size: 6 Members

    Cost: $3,100

    BC: June 17-20

  • TAIWAN

    Our missionaries, Mr. & Mrs. David Black, shine their light in Taiwan through teaching. This team will assist the Blacks in holding English camps throughout their region of Taiwan. The English camps are held while the children are on summer break. They will teach English while sharing God’s love through song, stories and memory.


    Trip Dates: To Be Determined

    Team Size: 5 Members

    Cost: $3,100

    BC: June 17-20

  • ROMANIA VBS

    There are many children in the city of Covasna, Romania, that need to hear about Jesus this summer. This team will work with Micah Thompson and Pastor Viorel. The focus of this team will be VBS and community outreach. There are also opportunities in area villages to share the love of Jesus.


    Trip Dates: June 22 - July 7

    Team Size: 10 Members

    Cost: $2,250

    BC: June 17-20

  • ROMANIA YOUTH CAMP

    Reaching the youth of today is a priority, they are our next generation. This team will work with Tim and Sally Sebo- Iovan. The team will be going to a youth camp and participating with the Romanian youth. This is a friendship evangelism team. There will also be some children’s work in town at the orphanage.


    Trip Dates: July - To Be Determined

    Team Size: 12 Members

    Cost: $2,250

    BC: June 17-20

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