Engage in Missions Expands to 5 Other Countries
The Engage in Missions program, begun in Guadalajara, Mexico, is now expanding to five other locations, including Nicaragua, France, and Dominican Republic. Their goal is to have 5,000 students serving around the world while pursuing academic studies. These five new locations will be available to students in September.
Engage enables students to serve in the field with career missionaries while earning college credit through SAGU. The 2-year program allows students to be immersed in a different culture and immediately put their studies into practice.
“We love working with SAGU, “ said Engage Director Steve Shoop. “We have seen, heard and experienced the leadership’s heart to make the mission of God a priority on the campus as well as around the world.”
Over the course of the spring semester, Engage students in Guadalajara, Mexico, have fed hundreds of children, shared the Good News of Jesus Christ with hundreds of college students, reached out to numerous teens and brought nourishment to women free from the bonds of abuse, alcohol and drugs. The local Chi Alpha organization has grown from a few Engage students sitting around a table and prayer-walking a campus to three strong groups on three campuses with two other groups preparing to launch.
Shoop looks forward to a day when 5,000 Engage students gather for worship and training to then disperse across the globe to serve and learn in various locations. According to Shoop, “SAGU has been a true blessing to Engage and AGWM in expanding the vision of taking the gospel around the world.”