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Personal blog detailing the perspective of life and ministry that Christ Jesus my Savior has given me.

Kenn Winn

Kenn Winn

Director, Bearing Precious Seed El Paso. Grateful Husband to Joy and Dad to Seth, D'Anna, and Caleb. Previously served as the Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church in Milford, Ohio under the leadership of Pastor Bill Duttry. Attended Pensacola Christian College and Pensacola Theological Seminary. Excited to see what God is going to do with the ministry of Bearing Precious Seed El Paso.
What an amazing summer God allowed us to have this year! As with each summer, we can plan all we want to but we never know what is going to happen until we go through it. Once again, God did way more than we deserved or could ever imagine! It truly was one of the best summers that we have ever had and we are grateful that God chose to bless us that way. Each trip that we had brought in groups from around the country that came with such a tremendous spirit and desire to see God work. The groups were a continual encouragement to our ministry and we rejoiced in serving together. We had 260 people visit us this summer and including our off-season trips, we have seen approximately 300 guests serve with us this year. We had groups come from Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia, and many other states across...
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Since 1978, the ministry of Bearing Precious Seed El Paso has been taking church groups from all over the country and helping them go on mission trips into Mexico. In 1980, the Lord led the ministry founder, Dr. Carlos Demarest, to purchase some land and begin building the facilities that have been visited by thousands of guests. These guests have come on week-long mission trips and have seen God do amazing things while they were obedient in taking the Gospel to the lost. We are thankful that the Lord allowed our ministry to have the facilities that we have had for these many years. Although the staff has changed over the years, we still facilitate mission trips throughout the year and still see several church groups come from all over the country. When the groups come, we are privileged to provide lodging in our main building as we have done for these...
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By looking at the title, I am sure that there are many people in ministry who would read this and would say that ministry travel is not easy at all. Perhaps they look at it from a perspective of a parent dealing with tired and frustrated children. Or maybe they look at it as the driver of the vehicle that just had it's second blown tire in the last four hours. Or perhaps they even look at it as the person who is just road weary and tired of fast food. While my family and I do not travel near as much as some people in ministry, I certainly understand and have been able to relate all too often to all of those examples (if i have one more quarter pounder from McDonald's....). However, after recently spending some time on the road representing the ministry, I came back with some lessons...
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I recently had the privilege of passing the one year anniversary of my family's time here at BPS El Paso. It is truly hard to believe that this year has passed. I can say with all assurance that God has blessed my family and I in so many ways. We truly love this ministry and dream of all the things that God will accomplish through this ministry. When I surrendered to missions at the age of 14, I could never have anticipated being where the Lord has allowed me to be. I am thankful for His hand of guidance and blessing. As I spent some time reflecting on the last year, the Lord brought to my mind several lessons that He has been able to teach me. While there certainly are more lessons learned than space to share them, I wanted to pass on a few lessons that may be a...
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As we approached the start of another summer missions trip season, we were excited to start a little differently than in years past. This year, we had the privilege of hosting the 100 Men Retreat as the group from First Baptist Church Milford came during the first week of June. The purpose of this trip was to have a time of spiritual refreshment and to get several projects done on the property. While that was the plan, it was evident by the end of the trip that God did much more.  The event began with preparation a few months earlier. Project planning was discussed between us and Milford and we quickly outlined a plan of what to do. In April, two leaders from Milford came down to physically finish up the planning of the projects and make sure that details were in order. On May 1, our staff began a month...
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Often in life and ministry, there are times when we face situations or events that are simply out of our control. A natural reaction to that is to get discouraged or allow worry to dominate our hearts and minds. Of course, this leads to a lack of dependence on Christ and what He desires to do through those times.  Over the course of the last year, I have had the privilege of facing some of these times. I believe that if we can approach the situation as something God wants to use, I believe that we will be able to count them as privileges when we look back on them. That does not necessarily mean that everything will be easy, but it does mean that everything will be put in the hands of the One Who can take care of it all. Over these last several months, the Lord has taken...
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  The past couple of months have certainly been a great month for BPS El Paso. One of the greatest highlights of the year for us is the Juarez Project which takes place every spring. The purpose of this event is to distribute as many copies of the Word of God as possible in a week in the city of Juarez, Mexico. We set a goal this year to pass out 100,000 copies of John and Romans. This year was our 4th Annual Project and we were anticipating another example of God’s sovereign hand upon the ministry. As with any undertaking that anyone does for the Lord, Satan loves to throw as many obstacles as possible in the way to prevent us from fulfilling our goal. We knew that he would be up to his old tricks so we spent much time in prayer seeking God’s power and asking Him to...
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One of the unique opportunities and privileges with the ministry of BPS El Paso is the putting together of the Word of God. Every Thursday, the ministry staff work in the Print Shop all day working on different Scripture projects that are ordered for shipping. Over the course of the last several months, we have had the opportunity to put together 7,000 Spanish New Testaments together in a day, collate thousands of John and Romans, and just recently put over 8,000 Spanish whole Bibles together. Not only does this achieve the purpose of getting the Word ready for shipping around the world, but it also provides the ministry team here an opportunity to work together as co-laborers for Christ.  Besides staff work days, we occasionally have church or Christian school groups that will set up days to come out and join us as we put Scripture together in the Print Shop....
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One of the difficulties that many people in ministry face is the balance between being active in the work of the Lord and being too busy doing the work of the Lord. For some, a schedule filled with many hours of work gives them a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. For others, being personally involved in every ministry possible gives them a sense of accomplishment. While the work of the ministry is very important, we must not fail to see the greater picture. It is not being busy in ministry that makes us successful, but rather how productive we are in ministry. Too often, people in ministry think busy and productive are the same thing. However, they truly are very different.  As I began my life in ministry back in 2006, I found myself desiring more than anything to fill my schedule so that my Pastor would realize how awesome it...
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As 2014 quickly passes, we are excited to see what God is going to do through the next major event on the calendar for BPS El Paso. From March 30-April 4, we will be hosting the 4th annual Juarez Project. While this is a mission trip with our ministry, it has a slightly different focus and schedule. The purpose of this special event is to allow us the opportunity to focus on the distribution of the Word of God. During a normal mission trip, we not only pass out Scripture, but we also hold evangelistic services each evening. The difference during the Juarez Project is that we spend the whole day flooding the community with the Word of God. Juarez is a city of about 2 million people. It is said that in a city like Juarez, each copy of the Word of God will be read by seven different people...
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As we head into this new year, I want to extend a personal invitation to all the churches who are wanting to go on a missions trip to come and join Bearing Precious Seed El Paso as we endeavor to take the Word of God to the lost. We would count it a privilege to have your church group come in and serve with us as we reach the lost in Mexico or the lost in the Navajo Nation. We want to see God glorified and people drawn to Him. The mission trips are a week long and provide a great way to impact eternity. Any age church group is welcome as it is important for all people to see God at work on the foreign field. There is tremendous value in taking a mission trip with BPS El Paso: 1. Obedience to Christ's command - Christ clearly stated before His...
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2013 was a year of major change for my life and ministry. I was serving on a pastoral staff and I was in love with where I was at and what I was doing. I was privileged to be the youth pastor of a tremendous youth group. I was serving with ministry friends whose fellowship and counsel I valued highly. However, all along I knew that God was preparing to move my family and I to Bearing Precious Seed in El Paso, Texas. Even though I knew this, it still was not easy to end one chapter of life and ministry and begin a new one. I am thankful that God is sovereign over all things. Knowing what I would face, He led me to a passage in Joshua that ended up becoming a valuable source of encouragement during times of change. He showed me six truths in the first four...
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As 2014 began, BPS El Paso was excited to be able to host our first mission trip of the new year. On January 4, six young people from Normandale Baptist Church in Bloomington, MN joined us for a week-long trip. Although the group was small in number, we were able to see God do amazing things during the trip. The first truth we were reminded of is "little is much when God is in it". He took the small number of guests and allowed all of us to get much accomplished. Whether it was getting everything setup on time for the service, helping run parts of the children's program, or passing out Scripture, all of the young people accomplished more than anticipated. Another principle we learned was that God is control of all situations. Since this was a winter trip, we adjusted our normal trip schedule that we run in the...
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BPS El Paso is looking forward to what the Lord has in store for 2014! As with any year that ends, there are many moments to look back upon and rejoice over. In 2013, the Lord allowed a smooth transition for two new staff families to join us. He also blessed as we had our highest number of mission trip guests for the last few years join us from all over the country. As a result, we were able to reach into more communities in Mexico and the Navajo Nation and see more souls come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. The Lord once again answered many prayers and provided many needs throughout the year. All honor and praise truly belongs to Him. Because of what we saw take place in 2013, we are even more excited to see what God is ready to do in 2014! God uses each...
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2018 Trip Schedule

Week 1   June 2-8
Week 2   June 9-15
Week 3   June 16-22
Week 4   June 23-29 - Navajo
Week 5   July 7-13
Week 6   July 14-20 - Navajo
Week 7   July 21-27
Week 8   August 4-10
Week 9   August 11-17
Week 10   August 18-24 

The cost per week is $350.00 per person. All lodging, transportation, and food is included upon arrival in El Paso. June 23-29 and July 14-20 trips will be the Navajo Indian Reservation trips. Arrival for these weeks will be into Albuquerque, NM.

Experience BPS El Paso

  • Assembling God's Word and then distributing in Mexico and to the Navajo Nation.
  • Ministering to one of the fastest growing cities in the world (with an annual growth rate of 5.3%, more than 7,000 people move to Juarez each month).
  • Ministering to the largest Indian Reservation in the world (roughly the size of South Carolina) with a Navajo population of over 500,000.
  • Working with local Independent Baptist churches throughout Juarez and the Navajo Nation.
  • Witnessing people accept the Word of God.
First Baptist Church

First Baptist

Bearing Precious Seed is a ministry of First Baptist Church, of Milford, OH. Dr. Bill Duttry, Senior Pastor.

BPS

BPS

Bearing Precious Seed is a local church Scripture printing ministry established in 1973.

Seedline

Seedline

BPS/Seedline is a means for the local church to have hands on involvement with Bible publishing for the world.

firstBible

firstBible

firstBible International is a Bible translating and publishing ministry of Bearing Precious Seed.

Contact Info

Bearing Precious Seed - El Paso
14772 Simpson Road
El Paso, TX 79938
missionstrips@bpselpaso.org
915.857.1122