As a student, you might be asking this question. You may also have parents, family members, or friends who are asking why you have a desire to spend a summer or a semester serving the Lord away from home. As a follower of Christ, you know about the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20. But it is true that lostness is all around you and all you have to do is step outside your door to find opportunities to present the Gospel and lead others to Christ. So, why go? Each devoted follow of Christ much ask the question: “What is God saying to me about following Him in obedience?” Does He want you to “go” and share or “stay” and share?
As you consider this, talk to your BSU Director and be sure to talk with former student missionaries about their experiences. Here are some insights about “going” from the members of our 2019-2020 State Missions Team: