Baptist Collegiate Ministry Mission Trip
Going on a mission trip with a group of college students is probably one of my all time favorite things to do. Living together, even for a short time, gives the opportunity to really get to know individuals, and to hear their hearts. What I love about college students is their heart to question and wrestle with their world and faith openly. It’s a time when they evaluate everything they’ve been taught, to determine what is truth. I’m reminded of a song on the radio that’s called “If I Told You My Story.” It says, “If I told you my story, you would hear hope that wouldn’t let go. If I told you my story, you would hear love, that never gave up. If I told you my story, you would hear life, but it wasn’t mine……Oh to tell you my story, is to tell of Him.” I will share my story….and it will be of the hope, love and life that comes from Him.
I will be going to Aurora Colorado with the students of Rogers State University of Claremore, OK. We will have the privilege of serving the Karen people (Burmese Refugees) by working on their homes and helping them prepare for US citizenship.
For more information, find the RSU BCM on Facebook.
Following the mission trip:
I have returned from a life changing experience. The people I met on this mission trip were amazing. The Karen and Chin people, who have come as refugees from Burma to the U.S. have incredible faith. They have seen and experienced horrific things, but their hope is strong in our God. I’m so glad they are here, both for their safety, and for what they can teach us about faith.
The pictures on the right are some photos of our team helping the people with things in their homes. We taught them how to caulk bathtubs, run lawn equipment, cut down trees for them, etc. We also helped them with IRS paperwork and the application for citizenship. The pictures on the left are some of the beautiful people we met. I was touched by their stories and challenged by their faith.