Baptist Student Union Banquet at Mississippi College Honors Summer Missionaries
February 13, 2014
Maddison Rose Douglas will serve on a nine-week summer mission trip taking her to medical clinics in remote villages in the southern Phillipines.
An 18-year-old Mississippi College student from Hernando, Maddison Rose will tend to their physical and spiritual needs as she shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
“I think that seeing God’s glory proclaimed, and seeing His grace, mercy and forgiveness work in people’s lives is the best part of going on a mission trip,” says the biology/pre-med major. A member of Longview Point Baptist Church in Hernando, Maddison Rose has been on previous mission trips in Mississippi and Southeast Asia.
On February 25, MC’s Baptist Student Union delegation will honor Douglas and 15 classmates ready to embark on 2014 summer mission trips taking them around the globe.
The Tuesday evening banquet will be an excellent opportunity for the Christian university’s summer missionaries to be prayed for and encouraged, says Heidi Cheatham, the BSU assistant director. The 7 p.m. event in Anderson Hall will help the students raise funds for their journeys.
A 21-year-old MC junior from Florence, Ashley Bullard is thrilled to be going on her summer mission trip to work at an English center for young adults in Southeast Asia.
“I am definitely excited to go and share some of God’s light with those who live in perpetual darkness,” says Ashley, an English literature major. “If we love people like Christ loves them, we will go and share with them that there is a God who loves them and has redeemed them.”
At Mississippi College, Bullard is involved in ministering to international students and spent two summers at Camp Garaywa, a mission camp in Clinton. She attends Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton.
Among others gearing up for a summer mission trip outside USA’s borders is MC student Lauren Cullen of Oxford. The 20-year-old will serve in Mexico where she went during his 2013 spring break.
Working with a team of college students, they will partner with a local church to “spread the Gospel to the surrounding villages as we serve children in a local orphanage,” Lauren said. A member of First Baptist Church Oxford, she’s been to Peru three times on previous mission trips.
Other MC students will go on summer mission trips taking them to Brazil, South Korea and states like Alaska and Oklahoma.
Tickets for the banquet are $25 per person. For details, contact the BSU office at 601.925.3238 or Heidi Cheatham at Cheatham@mc.edu.Photo: Lauren Cullen, of Oxford, will be making her second trip to Oaxaca, Mexico. She will be working with a local church and serving children in a nearby orphanage.