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  • GenSend helps students venture to the mission field

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Wednesday, August 01, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- College-age students are moving to urban areas across North America in search of opportunity. For one group, however, the opportunity they seek is not economic but spiritual.

    Students who participate in Send Relief's GenSend program want to further the cause of Christ in areas where the Gospel has not taken root. Nearly 80 percent of the population of the United States and Canada now lives in and around major cities, and there is a large gap in the church-to-population ratio in those urban and suburban areas. Read More

  • Collegians recruit peers for GenSend missions

    by Kristen Camp , posted Monday, March 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Abby Hughes is one of two campus mobilizers in the Northwest taking on the responsibility to find other college students to venture to New York City for 10 weeks this summer.

    "I have been working alongside my church as well as reaching out to pastors around the Northwest to connect with students who could potentially take part in GenSend," Hughes said of the Generation Send initiative of the North American Mission Board. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Missions -- 'whatever it takes'

    by Jim Burton, posted Friday, March 06, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    CHICAGO (BP) -- Gabriel Revilla recalls a "Nike moment" when his college pastor in Miami approached him with a question.

    "What do you think about recruiting an actual team of students and allowing them to come to Miami to reach lostness here?" Gus Hernandez, collegiate pastor at Christ Fellowship Church, asked Revilla.

    The question was neither small nor random. Hernandez knew Revilla's heart and potential for leadership in ministry. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER GenSender intersects with world in NYC

    by Jim Burton, posted Wednesday, March 04, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BP) -- Austin Coleman has spent each of the last two summers in New York City looking for intersections.

    If ever there was a city where finding an intersection would be inevitable, America's largest city would be that place with its blur of 24-hour activity, endless maze of intersections populated by yellow taxicabs, limousines, delivery trucks and personal vehicles. But through a special internship opportunity, Coleman has navigated the city he loves in hopes of intersecting with people to tell them about Jesus. And he has a desire eventually to return there to live and plant churches. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Simple click connects to GenSend

    by Jim Burton, posted Friday, February 27, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (BP) -- Perhaps this is only supposed to happen in movies. But with a little help from Google and one click of a mouse, Sarah Reese Hunt found her life's direction and then her husband.

    The North American Mission Board can't guarantee the same result for every college student. But NAMB can guarantee that checking out Generation Send (GenSend) can be life-changing for college students and the cities they serve as summer missionaries. Read More