How Beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" - Romans 10:15

Why Go?

As a student, you might be asking this question.  Or your parents, family members, and friends might be asking why you believe you are being called to leave home and spend a summer or a semester as a missionary.  You know about the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20.  But lostness is all around you and all you have to do is step outside your front door to find opportunities to present the Gospel and lead others to Christ.  So, why go? What is God calling you to do?  Does He want you to “go” and share or “stay” and share?

As you consider this question, talk to your BSU Director and be sure to talk with former summer missionaries about their experience.  Here are some insights about “going” from students who served in the summer of 2017:

  Michael Matheney BMC - Canada    "God is orchestrating great things and He is worthy of my trust. I would rather be in hard places where I would need to depend on Him daily, than be in places that are easy where my own strength is sufficient."

Michael Matheney
BMC - Canada

"God is orchestrating great things and He is worthy of my trust. I would rather be in hard places where I would need to depend on Him daily, than be in places that are easy where my own strength is sufficient."

  Morgan Blythe UM - Southeast Asia    "I did not fully understand our responsibility until I went abroad and saw the darkness of a world without Jesus. People are searching for answers that we have.  This is why we should go. We must not keep the Good News to ourselves!"

Morgan Blythe
UM - Southeast Asia

"I did not fully understand our responsibility until I went abroad and saw the darkness of a world without Jesus. People are searching for answers that we have.  This is why we should go. We must not keep the Good News to ourselves!"

  Seth Guntharp NWCC - Alaska    "The question is not whether you are called to be on mission with God…It’s where and how you are called. There's no need to sit around waiting on a special mountain-moving feeling from God when you’ve already got His commandment. The time to go is now!  There will never be a better time."

Seth Guntharp
NWCC - Alaska

"The question is not whether you are called to be on mission with God…It’s where and how you are called. There's no need to sit around waiting on a special mountain-moving feeling from God when you’ve already got His commandment. The time to go is now!  There will never be a better time."

  AnnaLea Munn MC - East Asia    "To share the Good News with people - some who have never heard...You will never get tired of that!"

AnnaLea Munn
MC - East Asia

"To share the Good News with people - some who have never heard...You will never get tired of that!"

  Olivia Ross Co-Lin - Maryland    "I’ll never forget the moment an international student we had been spending time with looked me in the eyes, grabbed my hands, and said, "You have shown me so much love. It is because of you and your team that I know for sure there is a God."

Olivia Ross
Co-Lin - Maryland

"I’ll never forget the moment an international student we had been spending time with looked me in the eyes, grabbed my hands, and said, "You have shown me so much love. It is because of you and your team that I know for sure there is a God."

  Jacob Benson NEMCC - Canada    "Summer missions will wreck you in the greatest way possible. God will stretch you in ways you never knew needed stretching!"

Jacob Benson
NEMCC - Canada

"Summer missions will wreck you in the greatest way possible. God will stretch you in ways you never knew needed stretching!"

  Kendall Morrow DSU - East Asia    "There's no money you can make, there's no internship you can do that will compare to spending your summer serving the Lord. The only summer I regret from college is the one that I did NOT do summer missions. Go, my friends! Your life will never be the same!"

Kendall Morrow
DSU - East Asia

"There's no money you can make, there's no internship you can do that will compare to spending your summer serving the Lord. The only summer I regret from college is the one that I did NOT do summer missions. Go, my friends! Your life will never be the same!"

  Bridgett Cooley JCJC - Montana     "To hear from a young girl in Montana that she had never heard the name of Jesus was a big shock to my team and me. People EVERYWHERE need to hear from us about Jesus and God's amazing grace."

Bridgett Cooley
JCJC - Montana

"To hear from a young girl in Montana that she had never heard the name of Jesus was a big shock to my team and me. People EVERYWHERE need to hear from us about Jesus and God's amazing grace."

  Chad Porter MSU - Southeast Asia    "There's nothing more worthwhile you can do with your summer for both Kingdom growth and personal growth. Every single member of my team saw God work in profound ways, both through us and in us."

Chad Porter
MSU - Southeast Asia

"There's nothing more worthwhile you can do with your summer for both Kingdom growth and personal growth. Every single member of my team saw God work in profound ways, both through us and in us."

  Haley Good MGCCC - Louisiana    "It is such a blessing to get away from your everyday life and serve the Lord for a whole summer. It’s different from week-long mission trips because you are truly able to form relationships and invest your time pouring into people’s lives."

Haley Good
MGCCC - Louisiana

"It is such a blessing to get away from your everyday life and serve the Lord for a whole summer. It’s different from week-long mission trips because you are truly able to form relationships and invest your time pouring into people’s lives."

  Cody Holland USM - Philippines    "Student missions is a great way to answer God's call to go to people of all nations, whether US or international. Lives are changed through the work God does through student missionaries!"

Cody Holland
USM - Philippines

"Student missions is a great way to answer God's call to go to people of all nations, whether US or international. Lives are changed through the work God does through student missionaries!"

  Ashley Bond WCU - Cambodia    "There are too many people who do not know who God is for us to stay comfortable.  God calls all of His children to share His name to all the people and to all the nations."  

Ashley Bond
WCU - Cambodia

"There are too many people who do not know who God is for us to stay comfortable.  God calls all of His children to share His name to all the people and to all the nations."  

Why Go?  Watch the video to see comments by students who have served as summer missionaries!