Go Now Missions sends college students to the mission field 365 days a year through semester, summer and Christmas break trips. Since 1946, Texas Baptists have sent 9,820 student missionaries across the state, country and world. The ministry is made possible by funds given through the Mary Hill Davis Offering. The Week of Prayer for Texas Missions and the Mary Hill Davis Offering is September 13-20, 2015. Click here for resources for your church to help promote this special offering in your church.
Cloe Veldhuis, a student at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor, served as a Go Now missionary in the Philippines this past summer as part of a health care team. Below is an excerpt from her mission experience.
Within just a few days on the island, we had started many Bible studies. Through each of these Bible studies and talking with the people, I saw God more and more. He is moving in the village. He has prepared the hearts of the people we are encountering. My team and I are not doing anything but being willing vessels to the Lord.
[One day] we were doing a Bible study, and [my teammate] was sharing the Gospel with the people listening, as she does every time we have a Bible study.
As I sat there and prayed for the hearts of the Filipinos listening, she continued to share the Gospel, and I could feel the Holy Spirit moving in the room. I knew the Lord was about to do something great, and He did. Many lives were added to the Book of Life that morning! All Glory to God! The emotions of seeing others understand the truth of the Gospel are overwhelming. Tears of joy were shed by the team as we celebrated God's will for these souls.
This trip is not about us, but bringing glory to God. He is doing great things and I am so grateful He is showing me His work. Each day, I am learning more about Him and His will for us, this trip and my life.
Did you know in the past year through Go Now Missions...
- 485 students have served as student missionaries
- 51 Texas college campuses were represented
- Students served in 20 states and 28 countries
- There were 2,626 Gospel presentations
- Students reported 1,112 salvations