Hello RoCaTravel Visitors
Nu 14:7 says and I quote: and they proceeded to say this to all the assembly of the sons of Israel: “The land that we passed through to spy it out is a very, very good land”.
As owner operator, traveling with, and for Bethel Coach Tours allows Camilla and I and all those who travel with us the opportunity to explore exciting places (to spy out the good land) around the world before, after and during our trips.
Over the years as we passed through and spied out the land we have found some very very good land white for the harvest and have returned time and time again to serve where the need is great for weeks and months at a time.
Most of the trips that Camilla and I take with BCT is to tour guide them. We’ve been tour operators and tour guides on scheduled trips for our brothers and sisters since 1988. We like to use our experience traveling to benefit Jehovah’s people.
Certainly there is wisdom in the societies directions and suggestions to visit and scout out a area or country that one is considering to move to and serve where their is a need. (see references below)
If one of the countries your considering serving in happens to be on one the counties Camilla and I frequently visit your welcome to join us. One modern, useful and obvious way to extend just such a invite others to join us is by means of a travel blog like this one. So welcome aboard.
Those who travel with us on one of our regular scheduled trips or ones who would just like to explore with us before and/or after the trip are welcome to join us. We’ve had the privilege of introducing many a need greater to some exciting territories in this manner.
Those who join us on the before and after portions (as a show of appreciation for mine and Camillas assistance) are expected to contribute a blog or two about their Experience. One of the greatest gifts we can give others who are thinking of serving where the need is great in a foreign assignment is knowledge and information about that country and that area of the world. We truly hope this travel blog will accomplish just that.
When you sign-up and travel with us and you’ve written a blog about your travels (travels either with us or on your own) and we feel it’s worthy of posting we like to introduce you in our blog as we have done with others whose articles (blogs) we have enjoyed. For Instance RoCaPhoJo is really Rocky, Camilla, Phoenicia, and Josephine. Read about them here.
Also, being as how Camilla and I will be tour guiding the Europe Classic this year we are happy to announce ‘Coming Soon’ Blogs from and about Europe.
As many of you know BCT trips are spiritually encouraging in that they include branch tours and some include English district conventions. It’s a spiritual vacation. Affectionately called a Bethel vacation.
RoCa’s excursions before and after our BCT trips are to ‘Spy out the Land’ (Numbers 13 & 14) are used to explore the possibility of serving where the need is great in those lands. When possible we make contact the brothers and often work in the ministry with them and attend congregations that potential ‘Need Greater’s’ might serve in.
Some join us for only the before or only the after portion of a scheduled BCT Trip and that’s okay with us. No greater privilege than to help those reaching out for greater privileges of service.
Due to the fact that BCT has a large customer base and Camilla and I know a lot of people around the world our blogs (and our contributors blogs) have greater exposure and greater exposure means a greater opportunity to encourage someone to decide reach out for privileges of server in a ‘very very good land’.
In the past very little editing was done to our blogs as you can tell (editing is time consuming and besides a few mistakes to forgiving people don’t really matter anyway). As you see typo errors are often many but now with Siri and other dictation apps our blogs are getting a lot better. Face it most are better at talking than typing so our blogs and the blogs of those traveling with us are improving.
I do instruct the sisters that blog for us that the blogs are for information about the country, the food, the culture, the overall experience and not necessarily what I bought here or what I bought there or how very very good the shopping is….. however as you read the blogs you’ll see that often sneaks in
Even though you can’t tell it from this blog we do try not to get to wordie (is that even a word) and to keep the text simple and to the point with a lot of pictures as we do on our BCT Blog also. Sad to say but true: people are just so busy nowadays and they like to digest their information as quickly as possible.
Many have asked! Why do you travel so much to Ecuador and Mexico? The main reasons are 1) we love the people of both countries and 2) the preaching is excellent in both countries and 3) it’s safer to travel in both countries than it is in the USA and finally 4) it’s cheaper to travel in both countries than it is in North America and Europe and most of Asia.
For the last several years Camilla and I have served four months at a time, mainly in Ecuador and Mexico, and we absolutely loved every minute of it and we cherish the dear friends we’ve met and the experiences we enjoyed and memories we’ve made.
So hopefully some of the articles or pictures in this blog will have their desired effect and motivate you to join us when and if you can cause you are certainly welcome to do so.
Yours Truly, Rocky & Camilla, Owners / Operators BCT.
P.S. As I was putting together some pictures for our RoCa Travel blog I realized in all our years of traveling with Bethel Coach Tours I really don’t have many photos of me and Camilla together. Most likely it’s because one of us is usually taking the picture so here are the few we have in a little slideshow w/Music and one without…. Enjoy!
Slideshow of BCT Owners and operators w/o music (to see the caption click on the individual picture)
References on serving where the need is great: w71 2/1 p. 88 par. 28 Where More Proclaimers of the Good News Are Especially Needed - Once the decision has been made to serve where the need is great. w71 2/1 p. 88 par. 28 said & I quote: they can proceed to make all the necessary advance preparations so as to ensure their ability to remain in the new territory once they arrive. If possible, the new territory ought to be scouted out in advance, especially if it involves moving. km 9/00 p. 4 “Should I Move?” suggested ‘Proceed One Step at a Time’ It may be wise to visit the area before deciding whether or not to make a permanent move. km 8/11 p. 6 par. 12 Can You “Step Over Into Macedonia”? Can you visit the country that you are interested in moving to, perhaps for more than just a few days?