1,000 college students needed for spring ministry

By August 25, 2004

USA (MNN) — With a large number of missionaries leaving the mission field because of retirement or other reasons, Global Missions Fellowship is doing something about it. It’s a program they call, Collegiate Quest.

GMF’s Frank Banfill says, “Collegiate Quest is (an) opportunity for 1,000 North American college students to come together for something that’s more than just a worship event, more than just a missions trip. It kind of combines both of those and will allow these students to literally impact 10 nations in Latin America next May.”

Banfill says this type of a trip is a motivator for missions. He says it helps put things in perspective. It allows people to see the world somewhat as God sees it, helping them to become world Christians. Many times it calls them into full time service.

Those participating in Collegiate Quest will have an impact immediately. Banfill says that’s done through evangelism. “They do that through sharing their testimony, using a translator, using the EvangeCube and other tools (and) they’re able to go into targeted communities that have been identified to start new churches.”

And, if you think you won’t be used, think again. Banfill says, “Our experience has been for every one American that goes, three national believers will get up out of the pew and sometimes they’ll go and share their faith for the first time. So, just by saying ‘I’ll go’, they’ve already tripled their ministry and investing in people that will continue that ministry long after they’re gone.”

Students are encouraged to sign up now. Banfill says, “We’re expecting all of those 1,000 slots to be filled by about October. So, we really want folks to sign up right away so we can get the ball rolling with them.”

Go to CollegiateQuest.com to sign up today.

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