A special thank you to the staff & faculty, teams, families, and supporters for encouraging SDC students to impact the world for Christ!
Students are encouraged, trained and equipped to serve on Short Term Mission Teams.
The summer Global Outreach Teams (GO TEAMS) are designed for those students desiring a deeper Missions experience. Multiple Teams travel abroad to the “least reached and poorest of the poor” targeting specifically the 10-40 Window. As students become aware of global needs, mission teams offer unique opportunities to respond by sharing the Gospel and demonstrating God’s love in action.
LAOS | THAILAND | NIGERIA 2014 Photos
LAOS | THAILAND 2014 Fact Sheets
GO TEAM Prayer Cards
LAOS May 18 - May 27
To have the opportunity to go to a closed country like Laos for the purpose of sharing the gospel was awesome. I was reminded and reassured that The Lord is not at all limited in His work. Despite not being welcomed by the government at all, the five of us were still able to go in and ride motorbikes through the intense jungle. After pushing through the craziest monsoon rain I could ever imagine, dealing with mountain mud trails that were anything but reliable, forcing our bikes to cross rivers, and tent camping in the middle of it all, we had the opportunity to go into the remotest of villages and pray that those people would be freed from the bondage of sin and death. It was in those villages that I saw the power of God at work. The hopelessness that was so apparent in their eyes from their beliefs founded in animism and spirit worship broke my heart, but despite all this, we had the chance to see one man delivered from his hopelessness as one of the workers shared the Gospel! From this trip I was able to see, experience, and better understand what darkness without God is like and what spiritual warfare really is. What really stuck out to me, was that despite all the constant struggles we faced from persecution to busted bikes, from unridable conditions to heavy spiritual attack, the power of God is still at work through the few believers who are willing to risk everything for the sake of sharing the Good News. Ephesians 6:12, "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but, against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places." Kevin Brandt ('15)
THAILAND: May 25 - June 15
What was one of your favorite memories?
Watching a missionary share the Gospel with a man who had never heard it before. Although none of us could understand what he was saying, we could practically hear the wheels turning in the man’s head as he began to understand the person of God and the work of Christ. For the first time in my life, I watched as the Gospel spread to the ends of the earth, just like Christ in Acts 1:8 said it would! It was amazing to see the stronghold of animism broken down as the light of the Gospel brought life, freedom, and hope. Sam Porges ('14)
NIGERIA: May 18 - June 20
This past summer, I had the pleasure of serving on a team with 5 other individuals in Ibadan, Nigeria. On May 19th, the six of us ( Jack, Robert, Josh, Lauren, Karrine, and I) all set off on an adventure God had most certainly called us to individually.
During the month long trip, our largest ministry was reaching out to the local children. Vacation Bible Schools on Saturdays and Fridays introduced over one hundred of these children to Christ, many of which came from Muslim families. The team also visited local schools and donated soccer balls with Scripture written all over them. Through this ministry, we were able to bring the Gospel to over 1,000 children. Praise God!
My biggest struggle during the trip was not doing as much of the projects that we had expected to do. This struggle taught me to rest in the Lord, be renewed in my relationship with him, and to put aside my own pride in order to follow HIS plan. In the end, God was lifted up and glorified in ways none of us expected. Abigail Ley ('14)
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