What is it?
Bibleville is a 40-acre non-denominational Bible conference center in Alamo, Texas, where “Winter Texans” (also called “Winter Volunteers”) share their faith and participate in varied activities during the winter months. Although it has a mobile home and RV connections, it is not basically parking for a mobile home. His emphasis is on ministering to Winter Texans and local citizens, many of them Hispanic.
Bibleville can house over 500 elderly people through its 100 connecting spaces and 180 rented lots for mobile homes. It has an auditorium with 800 seats for regular religious services, Sunday schools, Bible studies, prayer groups, Bible and religious conferences, sacred concerts and jams, including its own Range of Glory, religious entertainment, crafts, dinners and various meetings for projects special.
Still, in 1993, Bibleville merged with the Rio Grande Bible Institute near Edinburgh, Texas. The latter is a four-year, non-denominational Bible college for the training of Latin American missionaries, which includes the border regions between Mexico and the United States. It was founded in 1946 by a Danish evangelist, MC Ehlert. In the beginning, this college taught in English and Spanish. But in 1955, it was only for Spanish. It offers an intense one-year Spanish course for students who do not speak Spanish and who will serve in Spanish-speaking countries. Thus, Bibleville embraces both Latin American ministries and its own for winter Texans and local citizens.
Can anyone stay there?
Yes. Anyone over 55 can apply to stay there and spend 28 hours a week doing their missionary work during the winter months. However, the park wants candidates who are Christians with references. In addition, anyone serving on the park council or in certain leadership roles must commit to 15 comprehensive written Articles of Faith.
How much do connections and rentals cost?
Via Internet sources, about $ 250 a month for six months.
What are Bibleville’s specific missions?
Their missions are to assist, be helpful and charitable. This can include cleaning, sewing, cooking, housekeeping and handicrafts, such as mowing, tree pruning, plumbing, electricity and various types of repairs, as well as collecting food and goods to donate to underserved areas.
Do these Winter Texans participate in Latin American ministries?
Probably not, or rarely. Retired and veteran winter Texans generally do not have the time or energy to do four years of college or to take an intensive language course that requires passing an aptitude test. However, they can serve locally or in impoverished areas along the border and elsewhere, as mentioned above.
Can Winter Texans take a year-long Spanish course alone?
Not really. This course requires the missionary commitments assigned to the college itself. No one can take this course just to learn the language.
Does anything in this park stand out to people unfamiliar with it?
Yes. Bibleville holds five or more free Bible conferences in its auditorium each year between January and early March. These weekly conferences are taught by renowned doctoral scholars and ministers from around the continent. Participants also come to these evening conferences from everywhere. The only cost for visitors from outside the city is food and room. Winter volunteers living in the park can participate as many as they like.
This park also has at least nine gospel or religious shows on Saturday nights, open to the public during this period. These concerts are talented traveling musical or theater groups. Cost: free choice.
Bibleville is definitely focused on the Bible. Even its streets have biblical names. In addition, it offers a useful purpose for those “snow birds” who want more in their winter valley life than entertainment and relaxation in warmer climates, although they can do so in their spare time. God uses everyone.