Founder the Rev. Randy Wells and Co-Founder Min. Byron Carter of Building Bridges to the Bahamas and Beyond (BB2BB) completed a six-day comprehensive mission trip to Freeport, Bahamas which included feeding more than 650 people, speaking at the Falcon’s Boys Club, a prayer breakfast, church services and street witnessing.
Derek Stubbs, evening announcer of DOVE 103.7 FM The Gospel Station of the Grand Bahamas, is the visionary behind this third feeding program on the island.
“It was a privilege to have our Texas brothers be a part of this service to our people at such a time as this. Mr. Carter and Mr. Wells have been coming to the island since 2014 and have established valued relationships in for which we are grateful,” Stubbs said. “The people of the Bahamas receive strength and encouragement from the radio broadcast every first and third Thursday of the month.”
Wells found his recent trip renewing for his broadcast program.
“Being amongst a people who are so full of life and spirit, even in spite of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew 2016, Hurricane Dorian Category 5 Hurricane 2019 and the economic impact COVID-19 has had on travel and tourism,” Wells said.
While speaking to the 150 Bahamian Boys at the Falcon’s Club, the BB2BB team was introduced to the current expansion project.
“The club has acquired three properties over several acres land to develop agricultural and vocational programs for the youth,” Falcon’s Club Director Darren Rolle said.
“As Wells spoke into the lives of the young men, reminded them that basketball was more than just a game, but that teaches life skills,” Rolle said.
Wells told the Bahamian Boys about how basketball became his first love at the age of 12 years old.
“As an inner-city point God, my coach trusted me to be the team leader and those skills I use today in the non-profit and corporate world. Literally, that round ball can take you all across the globe,” Wells said.
The BB2BB team was invited to the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Office, and was greeted by Mrs. Debbie Huyler.
Huyler welcomed them back on behalf of the Honorable Minister Dionisio James D’Aguilar and Mr. Steven Johnson “as a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine” for the Bahamians.
“Our mission is to empowered the people with our time, talent, treasure, and testimony, because as the people say, this is the place where God lives,” Carter said.
Carter was able to share the gospel through street witnessing in the Eight Mile Rock area. He has also led youth revivals and preached at several churches. The team plans to return August 19-23, 2021 to continue the work of ministry.
“Building Bridges to the Bahamas is more than a radio in two countries and ten cities, it is a ministry to encourage the people through evangelism, educational and economic endeavors,” Wells said.
For more information on Building Bridges to the Bahamas Ministry to go www.randywells.net.