The Southern Baptist collegiate team for summer missions arrived at NAMB in Alpharetta, Ga., this past Tuesday. The team of 11 is comprised of students hailing from eight states. The students learned about summer missions opportunities available through NAMB from a variety of avenues, including through a disaster relief connection in their churches, through their Baptist student minister or through serving on the Sandy Rebuild Project on Long Island, N.Y. The team will serve for nine weeks.
After going through a nine-day training, they will make their first stop in Columbus, Ohio, to participate in the “For Columbus” collegiate ministry experience prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting there. From Columbus, they will continue on to the Detroit Metro Area to assist with the rebuild project there. They will help homeowners begin to restore their homes and participate in other disaster relief events.
Susan Peugh, collegiate and volunteer opportunities coordinator at NAMB, is very excited about these students as they learn about disaster relief ministry and serve individuals and communities this summer. This is an opportunity to reach and train a younger generation of disaster relief volunteers.
The Missouri Baptist Convention Disaster Relief also has a collegiate team of six and Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief has a team of two students. Each of these states also has its own summer schedule to follow.
Pray for all these students now and throughout the summer as they travel and use their gifts and skills to bring help, healing and hope to those they encounter.