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Baptist Student Union Prepares for Missions Dinner at Mississippi College

MC alumnae Hanna Finley of Tupelo on a 2012 summer mission trip.

This summer, Mississippi College students will share the Gospel with people in Mexico, Peru, Canada, Africa, Australia and the United States.

They will be honored at a February 22 Baptist Student Union dinner on the Clinton campus. Ticket sales for the fund-raising event at 7 p.m. at Anderson Hall will help pay for their journeys thousands of miles from home. BSU undergraduates will also travel to states like Ohio, New Mexico, Florida and Texas on summer mission trips.

The winter dinner at the Baptist-affiliated university brings faculty, staff, family members and friends together to break bread. Guests will also pray for the MC summer missionaries.

In 2013, Hanna Finley of Tupelo taught English and shared stories of the Bible with young people in South Korea. In 2016, Sarah Harrell spoke of Christ’s love with Alaskans as they fished for salmon along the Kenai Peninsula.

Finley and Harrell were both BSU members at Mississippi College on summer mission trips.

“God has without a doubt given me His heart for the unreached South Korean people,” Finley said at the time. It marked the second summer mission trip to South Korea for the 2013 MC graduate.

Harrell joined missionaries “starting conversations about the Gospel and Salvation” with people as they fished along the banks of the Kenai River during the peak of the salmon season. It was the third mission trip to Alaska for the Brandon resident. The Mississippian brought her Vacation Bible School materials with her. Harrell also served thousands of hot dogs to help feed people in rural Alaska.

Support from the BSU and Mississippi Baptist Convention made Sarah’s trip possible.

Ryan Bain, associate director of MC’s Baptist Student Union, anticipates a good turnout at the February 22 dinner. Tickets go on sale in early February.

For more information, contact Brenda Holloway at the BSU office at 601-925-3238 or