• 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.

Boot Camp & Commissioning Service - 2019

  • Rev. Steve Stetler

    Boot Camp and Commissioning Service Speaker

    Steve Stetler comes to us with years of missionary experience. He is currently the Director of Member Care for Hope International Missions.

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.


2019 Summer Teams


  • detroit

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: June 10-18

    Cost: $1,150

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  • South Dakota

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: June 10-20

    Cost: $1,650

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  • new York City

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: June 10-18

    Cost: $1,250

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  • Alaska

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: June 10-25

    Cost: $2,150

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  • Guatemala

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: June 10-25

    Cost: $1,650

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  • Peru

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: June 10-25

    Cost: $1,750

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  • Costa Rico

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: June 10-20

    Cost: $1,425

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  • Haiti

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: June 10-18

    Cost: $1,400

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  • Romania (Youth Camp)

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: July 3-15

    Cost: $2,000

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  • Romania (Construction)

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: June 10-25

    Cost: $2,000

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  • Mongolia

    Boot Camp: June 21-23

    Trip: June 24 - July 17

    Cost: $3,050

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  • Taiwan

    Boot Camp: June 21-23

    Trip: June 24-July 15

    Cost: $3,400

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  • India

    Boot Camp: June 4-8

    Trip: June 13-28

    Cost: $2,700

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Apply Now!

Sign up for the trip of a lifetime by following these three easy steps! 1. Follow the "Apply" button below to submit your application 2. Select the "Give" button below to pay your application fee (Please put "App Fee" in the memo line) 3. Click the "Contact" button below to email a clear, recent photo for your prayer cards or to ask any questions!

  • Apply

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  • Give

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  • Contact

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