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  • Youth team in Guatemala treks to towns & villages

    by David Dawson/Baptist and Reflector, posted Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP) -- The concept of "giving the shirt off your back" took on an almost literal sense for 37 students and leaders who traveled to Guatemala for a weeklong mission trip in June.

    "Many of the kids left for the trip with a suitcase packed full of clothes and came home with a virtually empty suitcase," said Bruce Edwards, youth ministry specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. "We asked them to bring clothes that they would be willing to donate to the underprivileged in Guatemala, and I think the experience of doing that was very meaningful for many of the kids."

    The mission team, sponsored by the mission board and its Youth Evangelism Conference outreach, encompassed youth from five churches along with several TBMB personnel, including Edwards and disaster relief specialist Wes Jones and his wife Pam, former missionaries to Guatemala. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The time is now

    by Terry Sharp, posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (one year ago)

    Now is the time to be a friend to an international student, Terry Sharp writes, to help those who have traveled far from their native lands adjust to life in a new country early in the school year. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The nations next door

    by Terry Sharp, posted Friday, April 28, 2017 (one year ago)

    The nations of the world are "all around us," Terry Sharp writes of immigrants, refugees and international students in America's cities, "but sometimes we don't see them because we aren't looking for them." Reaching them, he writes, "makes strategic, missiological sense." Read More

  • Int'l intentionality at a campus near you

    by Stefani Varner, posted Friday, March 24, 2017 (one year ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- During my senior year of college, I was invited to join more than 500 Chinese students and their families to celebrate Chinese New Year. I spent several hours eating authentic food, watching talent shows and videos from celebrations around the world, and learning about various customs and traditions.

    The time came for the door prize drawing, and suddenly, I heard my name called. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'Welcome' -- for international students, a powerful word

    by Terry Sharp, posted Monday, March 13, 2017 (one year ago)

    Terry Sharp describes "an incredible opportunity in the U.S. to welcome almost a million international students who arrive from countries all around the world to attend American colleges and universities every year." The large majority of them, however, "are never invited into an American home." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Advice for students

    by Cody Glen Barnhart, posted Tuesday, September 06, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Cody Barnhart, relaying counsel to fellow students for avoiding spiritual burnout, suggests ways to elevate the school year beyond academic success. "Nothing beats close friendship with Jesus," Barnhart, a seminary student, writes. Read More

  • LifeWay adds student events in urban ministry

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Infusion, a new summer event from LifeWay Students, has been announced for 2017 to immerse participants in ministry within urban contexts.

    The six-day Infusion events next summer -- joining World Changers, PowerPlant and LifeWay's other student opportunities -- will be educational and missions experiences, said Dave MacNeill of LifeWay Students. Read More

  • 'In the beginning' is crucial, students told

    by Bonnie Burke, posted Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- It's not wise to "start somewhere other than, 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,'" R. Albert Mohler Jr. told 600-plus middle and high school students.

    "The start of your story is in eternity when God created the heavens and the earth and determined that you would exist," Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said at a wisdom-themed youth conference at the undergraduate Boyce College on the Louisville, Ky., campus. Read More

  • Students answer call to help relief efforts in S.C.

    by Joe Conway, posted Thursday, October 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- Leading a group of college disaster relief volunteers for three days would be enough for some 23-year-olds to call it a week.

    Not Andrew Hendricks.

    After leading a group of Clemson University Baptist Campus Ministry student volunteers through cleanup assignments in ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Refusing to waste our lives

    by Daniel Woodman, posted Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Collegian Daniel Woodman sees students making a difference on the streets of Columbus in advance of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. "We don't know how to work hard, they say. We lack real motivation," Woodman writes. "I hear these whispers of doubt all the time about our generation. Yet, I regularly see evidence that contradicts these generalizations." Read More