A Mind for Missions
When you hear the word missionary, what do you think? Do you think of great heroes of the past who braved the jungles of Africa like David Livingstone? Do you think of quiet heroes who influenced young lives like Amy Carmichael? Do you think of people who take college students and prospective missionaries to another country for a few weeks?
For me, missionaries are more than just trip leaders or some daring Christian heroes. They are, in fact, humble people who want to proclaim the gospel to wherever God has called them. Their faith takes them places they've never imagined, and they leave marks that last for years to come. Their effort and their faith have turned entire nations to God, and they will not rest until the world realizes the need for a Savior.
I am thankful that Pensacola Christian College emphasizes missions and missionaries with activities such as weekly Mission Prayer Band–a time to hear real missionaries speak about field experiences and encourage the students to assist them on summer trips–and Mission Prayer Band, a time when students can gather and pray for the needs of missionaries all over the world.
Many students become missions majors so they can prepare for ministry in the special field that God has called them to. For the past two years, we've even had our Midnight Mission Run, where we ran a special race to raise money for missionaries!
Whether it's studying missions, going on a trip, or even just talking to visiting missionaries, the mind for missions and the opportunities to get involved are everywhere. You don't have to be the next Livingstone or Carmichael to make a big difference; you can start small and give what you have.0