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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Missions Celebration Opens First Week of Chapel


For the first time ever, The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville will kick off the 2008-2009 school year with a week of chapel services dedicated to summer missions. Throughout the summer, over 100 students and faculty members from BCF participated in various summer mission projects, to include teams working in Jacksonville, Fl., Brazil, Peru, Wisconsin, and Russia. Beginning at 10 AM on August 18-20, each mission team will be given the opportunity to share experiences from their trip and explain the work done in reaching people for Christ.
On Monday, August 18, Dr. Robin Jumper, BCF Professor and Dean of Faculty, along with nine BCF students who participated in the June missions practicum in Jacksonville, will begin chapel services sharing the challenging stories from their 10-day inner-city missions experience. Then Dr. Rich Elligson, BCF Missions Professor and former IMB Missionary, will talk about his trip to Cururupu, Brazil, where BCF has a teaching ministry partnership.
Dr. John Thomas, BCF Preaching Professor, and the six BCF students who participated in the early July trip to Ayacucho, Peru, will explain their cross-cultural evangelism experiences with the indigenous peoples of the Andes Mountains on Tuesday, August 19.
Then on Wednesday, August 20, BCF Missions Coordinator Lauren Parnell, along with eight students will impart stories from their late July mission trip to the post-modern culture of Portage, Wisconsin. "I’m thrilled that BCF has decided to highlight the missions department during the first week of school," stated Parnell. "I believe it’s important for the BCF family to see how our students are choosing to use their summers for the glory of God’s Kingdom."
Each day will be filled with action-packed stories of how Christ moved and worked through the hearts of BCF students and faculty. Everyone is invited to come and listen to the inspiring and incredible reports of the 2008 summer missions.
For more information on upcoming chapel services and speakers, contact 800-328-2660 x446.

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