In May three of The Baptist College of Florida’s (BCF) own, Rebekah Meahl, recent graduate along with David Denis, a Senior; and Lauren Parnell, the BCF Missions Coordinator, flew from Florida to meet up with a larger team in order to travel to Asia. While there, the group spent a few days on one university campus, engaging students in conversations at English corners, a designated time for Asian students to practice their English, and eating meals with students in the local cafeteria. "Relational evangelism is the only way to reach the people. You have to earn their respect before you can share Christ with them through conversation," said Parnell. "Fortunately, many of them make friends quickly."
After three days together, the large group was split into smaller teams that scattered across the country participating in a variety of ministry projects. Rebekah Meahl hiked through mountains locating previously unreached people groups. Denis went to one of the largest cities in the area to work with young businessmen and college students, and Parnell was in a city that mainly targeted university students. All three had vastly different experiences, but each one came back touched by how God is working in the lives of the people. "It was an eye-opening and life-changing experience to see the vast numbers of people who are lost without Christ," said Meahl.
In total the team had the opportunity to share Jesus with hundreds of people. Some accepted Christ, and many others now have a clear understanding of the Gospel and are considering the cost of following Jesus with their lives. "Now that we’ve seen the need for God in Asia there is no way we can ignore it," said Denis. "We will definitely be going back."
For more information on mission trips through BCF locally and around the world, contact Lauren Parnell at (800) 328.2660 ext. 488 or firstname.lastname@example.org.