Shine On: MBU students prepare to serve in Dominican Republic, United Kingdom this summer

Missouri Baptist University students are set to live out their faith around the world this summer.

The University has planned mission/service trips in England and the Dominican Republic.

Campus Minister Jonathan White said the University has partnered with an international organization, called Mobilizing Students, to offer mission trips for students passionate about serving areas of the world in need.

“These mission trips allow students to have their life impacted, lives changed, impact other’s lives, put their faith in action and get out of their comfort zone,” White said.

The global experiences MBU students are set to experience this summer is part of Campus Ministries’ vision to empower students to serve campus-wide, city-wide, nation-wide and internationally.

To learn more about how you can serve, email Jonathan White.

The Dominican Republic
Dates: May 3-10

In the suburbs of Santo Domingo, students will actively evangelize and support the local community. The week will be spent building relationship with the locals through relationship building and evangelism. Students will also work with a local church to conduct sports programs, children’s ministries and revival services.

Dates: May 28-June 6
Though the United Kingdom is far from a third world country and residents enjoy freedom of religion, England is a neglected missions field, White said.  About 97 percent of the population is unchurched. With atheism on the rise, England is two generations removed from the nation knowing Christ.

MBU will minister in Tees Valley, located in northeast England. The students will work with house churches, which aremostly housed in coffee shops that dot the region. Along with leading biblestudies, worship services and after school activities, students will share their faith in public classrooms.