No kidding – there is a biblical boat park in Texas River Grande Vally (RGV)


What is?

Bibleville is a non-established 40-acre Bible conference center in the Alamo, Texas, where “Winter Texans” (also called “Winter Volunteers”) share their faith and participate in a variety of activities during the winter months. Although it has a mobile home and RV connections, it is not primarily a mobile home park. His emphasis is to serve winter Texans and local citizens, mostly Hispanics.

Bibleville can accommodate more than 500 senior citizens through its 100 connection spaces and 180 rented mobile home pitches. It has an auditorium with 800 seats for regular church services, Sunday schools, Bible studies, prayer groups, Bible and religious conferences, sacred concerts and jams, including its own Glory Band, religious parties, crafts, dinners and various meetings for special projects. .

However, in 1993, Bibleville merged with the Rio Grande Bible Institute in nearby Edinburgh, Texas. The latter is a non-denominated four-year 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 the Danish evangelist MC Ehlert. Initially, this faculty taught in English and Spanish. But in 1955 he only went to Spanish. It provides an intensive one-year Spanish course for non-speaking students who will serve in Spanish-speaking countries. Thus, Bibleville encompasses Latin American ministries as well as its ministries for winter Texans and local citizenship.

Can anyone stay there?

Yes. Anyone over the age of 55 can sign up to stay there and spend 28 hours a week doing their missions during the winter months. However, the park wants candidates who are Christians with references. In addition, anyone who serves in the park administration or has certain leadership roles there must commit in writing to 15 comprehensive articles of faith.

How much do connections and rent cost?

Through online sources, about $ 250 a month for six months.

What are the specific missions of Bibleville?

His missions help, help and are charitable. This can include cleaning, sewing, cooking, housekeeping and handicrafts such as mowing, pruning trees, plumbing, electrical installations and several types of repairs, as well as collecting food and goods to donate to poor areas.

Do these winter Texans participate in Latin American ministries?

Probably not or rarely. Retired and elderly winter Texans generally do not have the time or energy to attend four years of college or to attend an intensive language course that requires taking an aptitude test. However, they can serve locally or in poor areas along the border and elsewhere, as mentioned above.

Can winter Texans attend a one-year Spanish language course on their own?

Not really. This course requires missionary assignments assigned to the college itself. No one can take this course to learn just the language.

Does anything about this park stand out to people who don’t know it?

Yes. Each year, between January and early March, he holds five or more free Bible conferences in his audience. These weekly conferences are taught by renowned doctoral scientists and ministers from different parts of the continent. Attendees also come to these evening conferences from all over. The only cost for visitors outside the city is board and rooms. Winter volunteers living in the park can attend as much as they want.

At least nine evangelical or religious concerts are held in this park on Saturday nights open to the public during that period. These concerts are gifted traveling music or theater groups. Cost: offering free will.


Bibleville is definitely Bible-oriented. Even its streets have biblical names. Moreover, it offers a useful purpose to those “snow birds” who want more in their winter valley life than fun and relaxation during warmer weather, although they can do so in their spare time. God uses everything.