‘Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations’
Summer missionaries form 22 teams, cover state with Christ love
JEFFERSON CITY – While swimmers are hitting the beach and burgers are hitting the grill, 48 summer missionaries are hitting the mission field across Missouri.
After a week of training at the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Baptist Building, the college-aged volunteers split into 22 teams and began ministering at various associations, camps, vacation Bible schools and ministries from St. Joseph to Branson to St. Louis to Farmington. They will continue serving through the first week of August.
Bob Houchins, the director of Southeast Missouri State University’s Baptist Student Union organized the summer missionaries.
“We’re excited that these young people have chosen to give up their summer,” he said. “It shows what a heart for God this generation has.”
The ’06 class of summer missionaries, many of them veterans of the MBC summer missionary program, hail from 14 Missouri colleges and universities including Hannibal-LaGrange College, Southwest Baptist University, College of the Ozarks, Jefferson College, Moberly Area Community College, Mineral Area Community College, Missouri State University, Missouri Southern State University, North Central Missouri College, Southeast Missouri State University, St. Charles Community College, State Fair Community College, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Truman State.
Seven students studying at schools in Oklahoma and Texas and at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are lending their efforts to Missouri summer ministries as well.