SBU students win 2nd NAMB missions award
BOLIVAR—For the second consecutive year, Southwest Baptist University (SBU) has won the Courts Redford Award for Excellence in Student Missionary Deployment by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
A presentation was made May 8 to the university missions office during the SBU Board of Trustees luncheon.
“We feel like over the years (a total of 26 years with a formal missions program at SBU) that we’ve been sending mission teams, we’ve been able to create an atmosphere of missions here on campus,” said Diana Gallamore, director of university missions. “It makes it easy for students to respond.”
Since 2005 extending into the summer of 2007, students have either gone or will go to the following countries or regions: Guatemala, east Asia, Philippines, west Africa, Vanuatu, eastern Turkey, Swaziland, Brazil, Russia, Thailand, Germany, and Senegal. They also have gone or will go to New Orleans, New York City, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Houston, St. Louis, Canton, Miss., and Alaska.
“It’s the students who are really receiving this award, because they’re going,” she said. “We’re just providing the way to mobilize them to the field.”