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England: Stripped of security blankets

England: Stripped of security blankets

Student Missions Blog: I am, by nature, a shy, reserved, look-before-I-leap creature of habit with an utter lack of confidence in social interactions. Leeds called me to be a gregarious, warm, adaptable risk-taker. … My security blankets all were left behind in America.

       

South Asia: Grateful to serve where God is moving

Student Missions blog: Each day of our great adventure here in South Asia, we wake up to prayer-walk and do evangelism in the slums from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The people here are so friendly and willing to talk.

       
Orientation: Learning to repack suitcases

Orientation: Learning to repack suitcases

Student Missions blog: At Go Now Missions orientation, I not only was taught, but also tested. There was a lesson in everything we did, and with each lesson, we moved one step closer to being ready to be sent out to our mission fields all across the world.

       
New York: A lesson in humility

New York: A lesson in humility

Student Missions Blog: Buying groceries in New York is no easy task, but buying groceries for 10-plus people for several days is really no easy task, especially when it is cold and rainy.

       
Houston: Tackling brokenness, bringing wholeness

Houston: Tackling brokenness, bringing wholeness

Student Missions Blog: I experienced God during Houston Week. ... I learned seeking God sometimes looks like silently getting your hands dirty, and sometimes the best way to walk in freedom is to serve joyfully.

       
South Padre Island: Beach Reach shines light in darkness

South Padre Island: Beach Reach shines light in darkness

Student Missions Blog: Despite the spiritual darkness that was discernibly present on South Padre Island, God moved mightily through the conversations and relationships formed in moments shared between Beach Reach student missionaries and vacationers.

       
 Del Rio: Fishing for trash, fishing for lost people

Del Rio: Fishing for trash, fishing for lost people

Student Missions Blog: Soaking wet in a creek in South Texas, fishing for trash, couches and shopping carts, a student from the Baptist Student Ministry at Texas Tech was able to the gospel with a young person she otherwise wouldn’t have met, all because she laid her “yes” on the table before God.

       
Houston: Don’t refine me; I’m on mission

Houston: Don’t refine me; I’m on mission

Student Missions Blog: I had faith that God would bring me through the mission trip. And God did—just not the way I expected. He not only chose to sustain me throughout the week, but also to refine me.

       
Rio Grande Valley: All about relationships

Rio Grande Valley: All about relationships

Student Missions Blog: The Baptist Student Ministry at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a place for establishing relationships.

       
Houston: Learn to listen

Houston: Learn to listen

Student Missions BlogOver and over again, I hear people mentioning their desire of having someone listen to them. ... In attempting to listen more, I have been able to have more one-on-one meetings with people who are non-Christians.

       
Fort Worth: Going ‘all-in’ for missions

Fort Worth: Going ‘all-in’ for missions

Student Missions Blog: The University of Texas at Austin Baptist Student Ministry spent three cold days in Fort Worth on an “All-In” mission trip. From a crowded refugee apartment church, to playing with kids, to teaching youth line dancing, we definitely had to be “all-in.”

       
East Asia: Dangerous truth

East Asia: Dangerous truth

Student Missions Blog: "Seeking truth is dangerous." My friend is right. Truth is dangerous. Yet it is truth alone that frees us.

       

East Asia: Change in direction

Student Missions blog: I had no idea my whole life was going to change over Christmas break. I fell in love with the gospel all over again. I fell in love with showing the love of Jesus to the least of these.

       
Baton Rouge: Heartbreaking stories and new beginnings

Baton Rouge: Heartbreaking stories and new beginnings

Student Missions Blog: We saw home after home with “for sale” signs in front. FEMA trailers were here and there to provide a home for those lucky enough to receive one. It was sad to see debris still everywhere and for some houses to be in the condition there were in.

       
East Asia: Answered prayers all along the way

East Asia: Answered prayers all along the way

In the month leading up to my departure for two weeks in East Asia with Go Now Missions, I prayed most urgently for patience. Christ began answering my prayers, starting at the airport.

       
 
 
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