International (MNN) — The life of a college kid is busy. Right now, students are focused on getting through the end of the semester, not on what they'll be doing this summer. While most view summer as a time to relax and earn extra money, some young adults are doing more.
"Maybe it's a trend, maybe it's a fad, but I really see the heart of God being displayed in this generation to sacrifice the summer–when they could make money–to go and serve people," said Ashley Marble with Buckner International, "because it's a passion that God has placed on their heart."
For a month or two, young adults participating in Project Go! can be Jesus to kids who desperately need His love. Students can go to one of eight countries: Peru, Kenya, Russia, Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Mexico, or the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas. They teach English classes, do Vacation Bible School, and play games with the kids.
"They're engaging with a new culture, and they're engaging with God in a new way," said Marble. "Not only will they be challenged physically, mentally, and spiritually, but I think the fruit that comes from that challenge and that experience is ten-fold."
According to Marble, college credit is offered for Project Go! in addition to the experience of seeing God's hand at work around the world. Get in touch with her at [email protected] to see if this is an option.
Are you going to Urbana? Buckner will be there too. Drop by their booth to learn more about Project Go! Or, you could register now by clicking here.
"We would hope that people would apply by the end of December," Marble stated, "but we'll still be accepting applications into February."
Those who aren't "GO-ing" can remember Project Go! students and Buckner staff in prayer. Pray that God would be glorified through this ministry, and that all participants would grow closer to Christ through the experience.