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A few more students needed for summer missions

March 24, 2010

Go Now Missions has a few more spots available for college-age students to serve on mission this summer. If you are interested in filling one of the positions mentioned below or if you know of someone who would be willing to serve, please contact Brenda Sanders at the Go Now Missions at 888-288-1853 as soon as possible.

Positions available:

COLORADO: LOVELAND- BUILDING BRIDGERS. We have two students appointed, but need another guy and another girl. They need to be Sophomores or above. The team will be training in the skills needed for church planting and then get to work with three great church planters. The team will be involved in servant and relationship evangelism, and home Bible studies. They will help with collegiate church plants and church plants in growing areas. You will work with people with a variety of world views. You need to be committed to cross-cultural experience. We are looking for spiritually and emotionally mature students.

TX: DEL RIO-MISSION INTERNS. We need two students (same gender) to serve as Mission Interns at FBC, Del Rio. They will get to work as leaders with mission teams coming in all summer. As well a working with a feeding ministry, children, youth and outreach ministries. You will get to work in a variety of ministries. If you speak Spanish, that would be a great help, but is not required. You will be able to grow both in your leadership skills and understanding of missions. The needs are great; will you come fill the need?

Feb. 14 – Day of prayer for student missions

February 9, 2010

On Feb. 12-14, more than 200 college students and leaders from every corner of Texas will gather at First Baptist Church in Midlothian for Go Now Missions Discovery Weekend, a time for students to worship, learn about God’s heart for the nations, minister to the local community and seek the Lord about serving on summer or semester missions this year.  

As this weekend takes place, the Go Now Missions prayer team is asking that churches and individuals dedicate Feb. 14 as the Day of Prayer for Student Missions, covering the students and leaders in prayer as they spend time seeking God and discovering ways they can accept and fulfill the call to take the gospel to all peoples and nations.  

“Committing to pray on Sunday morning when the students are making their last decision about serving in positions can only help and really begin to free up and enlighten the leadership team as they put assignments together, knowing that not only the people in that room are praying but also people at every corner of Texas,” said Ben Edfeldt, director of the Baptist Student Ministry at Midwestern State University and Go Now Missions prayer team leader. 

To get involved with the day of prayer, click through the links below. Prayer requests from students participating in Discovery Weekend will be posted throughout the weekend on the Go Now Missions prayer Web site.  

 

Living simply, learning much – a Go Now Missions report

January 11, 2010

Nicki Boyd, a social work major at the University of Texas at Arlington, spent a week during Christmas break with six other college girls to serve with Go Now Missions on the World Hunger Relief Farm near Waco. While at the farm, the team milked goats, helped with farm chores and learned about world food systems and their responsibility as Christians to help the hungry around the world. Below, Nicki shares a little about her experience and her first impressions.

Today is my first full day at the World Hunger Relief Farm. I have gotten to know my group pretty well after spending a very cold night together in the Nicaragua House. The Nicaragua house is a model home of what Habitat for Humanity builds for their tenants in Nicaragua.

These houses basically have 4 walls and a bamboo roof and are built for the very hot rainy climate of Nicaragua.  And they don’t include electricity or running water. It didn’t seem very suitable for the seven of us Texas girls who never even thought of experiencing winter without heating and without a toilet that flushed.

We got to know each other pretty well by sleeping very closely around our small oven fire. Even though this type of house was not designed for Texas, it’s actually similar to what some Americans experience and so many more around the world.

We started the morning at 6:30 a.m. with basic chores around the farm like milking goats, watering plants, collecting firewood and feeding baby chicks and chickens. Then we met back up for devotion and breakfast. Afterwards, we continued with more chores around the farm.

Our delicious vegetarian lunch was prepared by using crops grown on the farm. Later we were able to meet with Neil Miller, Executive Director of the Farm, and he shared his testimony with us of his experience as a missionary in Haiti.

We ended the day with a Hunger Banquet, which demonstrated what many people around the world would experience daily in their struggle for food. We learned mind-blowing facts about how 25,000 children die daily from starvation and also that with a salary of $9,000 a year, you are considered rich or among the wealthy class world-wide. That isn’t a lot of money here in America with our standard of living. But if you think about it, even our poor are better off than most people of other countries.

We learned many other facts along with these that helped me to realize just how fortunate we are in America, how fortunate I am. And this is only the first day. I feel that this experience is going to teach me a lot about God’s heart for the nations and explain more specifically what I can do in my community and how I can make a difference in our world.

PRAY: Go Now Missions Discovery Weekend

January 29, 2009

I’m a little behind on getting through some of my emails, but got to this one today from Brenda Sanders. What a priviledge we have to pray for the Texas Baptist students that will be a part of Go Now this year.

One of my favorite times of year here at the BGCT is when the Go Now poster comes out with all of the faces of the students serving for that year.

We have a chance to pray for the students that will be on that poster this year. Here are the details.

Discovery Weekend for Go Now Missions student applicants is a month away!

In just a few weeks, hundreds of university students from across Texas will interview to be student missionaries through Go Now Missions. These interviews will take place during Discovery Weekend, February 20 & 21, at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church in Abilene and at First Baptist Church in Bryan.

From Jan. 25-Feb. 25 we invite you to pray along with us as we pray for all of the details for Discovery Weekend and for each place we will send students. Click on the link below to get the prayer calendar. Please feel free to copy it and share with your church, BSM, family and friends.

Click here to view the Prayer Calendar.

If you are interested in being a part of the 24 Hour Prayer Chain during Discovery Weekend, please click here to sign up.  This will be updated at least once a day as people sign up to pray. We will also send you more information on the schedule of Discovery Weekend so you may be able to pray in specific ways.

1 Corinthians 2 : 1 – 5 says, “When I came to you, brothers, I didn’t come with eloquence or superior wisdom as proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.” Now is the time to pray for students to go, knowing nothing but Christ!

Praying with you,
Brenda Sanders
Student Missions Consultant

P.S. It is not too late to apply! Application deadline is February 4, 2009. Go to www.GoNowMissions.com for more information.


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