Students spend summer 2013 building the Kingdom of God

By June 7, 2013

International (MNN) — College kids are using their summer for the Kingdom of God.

Ashley Marble with Buckner International says there's something special about this generation.

"They really care about issues in this world," says Marble. "Whether that's bellies that are hungry or souls that are lost and separated from Jesus.

"All these kids are just phenomenal; I can't believe the quality that we've gotten to work with us this summer," she adds. "I have no doubt that that is how the summer is going to play out."

Project GO! is Buckner's short-term missions program for North American college students. This year, 32 students are serving with Project GO! in seven different countries.

"They are going to Guatemala, Peru, Russia, three locations in Kenya, and the Rio Grande Valley on the Texas-Mexico border," Marble states.

At each location, students get to be the hands and feet of Christ, meeting the needs of vulnerable children and their families.

"They get to spend a month working with children doing Vacation Bible School, helping in our Community Transformation Centers with job skills training, teaching English classes," explains Marble.

Click here to read stories from past Project GO! participants.

Some of this year's students expressed anxiety about new and unknown experiences. Pray for peace over them as they start a new journey.

"My hope is that they experience God in a new culture, in a new way that takes them to a deeper intimacy with Him," Marble says.

Pray for students to grow in their relationship with God. Pray that people would see Christ through their actions and words.

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