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New York: Stopping to learn one homeless man’s story

Student Missions Blog: Working in New York City has been a challenge and a blessing. God has been at work—from the little children I have worked with, to the homeless man I shared a conversation and a bottle of water with.

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Mission Arlington: The excitement of discovery

Student Missions Blog: It was one of our rougher apartment complexes. I had been warned the kids typically were loud, disrespectful and disobedient. It was my first week teaching them, and I was a little nervous.

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Oregon: Beauty and pain on display

Student Missions Blog: Most of the world is asleep at 4 a.m.. I am normally asleep at that time, but not one recent morning. I sat on the top of a mountain, shivering from head to toe, and waiting for the sun to rise.

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Thailand: Lessons of love and light from a dark place

Student Missions Blog: My last month is Bangkok was a tough one, but it was so good. I have learned so much about God’s character in the time that I was in Thailand, and this last month really helped me put all my thoughts together.

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Peru: Goodbye to people I grew to love

Student Missions Blog: My neighbor, Michael, asked me what I liked most about Curahuasi. I thought a little bit before giving my answer. It was our last day in Peru. I had a lot of things on my mind as we walked the city’s streets.

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New York: God can work anywhere, anytime—even back home

Summer Missions Blog: This summer, I had the privilege to work in New York City once again. However, instead of a two-week trip, it turned into a two-month trip.

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Meridian: Every David needs a Jonathan

Student Missions Blog: On my last Sunday serving as a student missionary in Meridian, I was given the opportunity to preach at First Baptist Church in Cranfills Gap. I preached about the relationship between Jonathan and David as recorded in 1 Samuel.

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Oklahoma: God worked in me

Student Missions Blog: This summer I served at a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence or human trafficking. These two terms carry heavy weight and stereotypes with them.

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New York: More than traditions

Student Missions Blog:  One of my Muslim friends invited me to the big end of Ramadan celebration called Eid ul-Fitr at the South Asian neighborhood at Queens Borough.

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East Asia: Blind but now I see

Student Missions Blog: When you think of East Asia, what do you see? What do you think of? I see people desperate for hope—for something to grab onto and believe in—for truth.

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New York: Homeless but blessed

Student Missions Blog: While walking around just outside Penn Station, my teammate, Tonya and I found Fu, a 53-year-old homeless man.

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Oklahoma: Dealing with disappointment

Student Missions Blog: As I filled out my final report to send home to my mission coordinators, I faced a tough question: “What has been your biggest disappointment on the field?”

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Paraguay: Hungry and thirsty for truth

Student Missions Blog: My first night in Paraguay, I was reading in the book of Job and came across a passage in chapter 24 in which Job claims the wicked people of the world tend to be better off and not go through as much suffering as someone who is living a righteous life.

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Spain: Springs of water in a dry land

Student Missions Blog: Serving two weeks in Valencia, Spain, was a life-changing experience. Even though the city is modern and practices religious freedom, I was shocked to learn only 2 percent of the people in Spain have a relationship with the Christ.

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Georgia: Beauty in the mundane

Student Missions Blog: My time in Savannah so far has been filled to the brim with new experiences, new restaurants, new places and even seeing a couple of celebrities. But sometimes it hasn’t been all that glamorous.

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