Bringing Blessing

Bringing Blessing

Every year, the Eleuthera Bible Training Center welcomes a dozen or more mission teams to the island. Most of the teams stay with us for a week. But one of the teams actually stays with us for an entire month – the month of February. Introducing the Link Year team from Branson, Missouri.

Link Year is a nine-month post-high school program designed to build a solid foundation within each student – think biblical worldview and spiritual formation.  Link Year is a direct extension of Kanakuk Kamps’ mission statement: Developing dynamic Christian leaders through life changing experiences, Godly relationships and spiritual training.

The founder and President of Link Year, Adam Donyes, has been involved with investing into the lives of the next generation for the past decade. Adam is truly their leader in every sense of the word.  When the team arrived in Eleuthera, Adam stated “we are here to be a blessing and not a burden.” While serving with the Link Year team this past February, he was the first one to take on a job and the last one to stop.  He SHOWS his team how to get it done instead of telling them how to do it.  He is a spiritual mentor and guide and is passionate about making disciples of the young men and women in the program.

Our partnership with the Link Year team took on new meaning this year. Within this year’s Link Year team was a basketball team – the Link Year Lions. Basketball is a pretty big deal on Eleuthera. During February, the island has a night basketball tournament and the games are played in Hatchet Bay, just a few minutes north of the EBTC. One of the ministries of the Link Year team was to hold 3-day basketball clinics at the high schools on the island, sharing their faith on the last day. They also played games against some of the island teams.

Because the outdoor courts on the island are not in the greatest shape, it was suggested that we upgrade our own basketball court at the Center for the purpose of hosting an island-wide basketball tournament in February 2017 when the Link Year team returns. Part of this upgrade will include new basketball goals and outdoor lighting donated by Link Year – a most generous donation to say the least. The ministry opportunities this will create are endless as there will be literally hundreds of islanders come to our facility leading up to and during this tournament. Please pray that we make the most of these ministry opportunities as we share the love of Christ with those that come our way.


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