SMA Announces Mission TEN Trips and Giving Project During Missions Convention
SAGU is holding its 2010 Fall Missions Convention September 21-23. The theme of this year’s convention is “Children of the Nation.” Each day of chapel will focus on a specific need related to children. In addition, Southwestern Missions Association (SMA) unveiled the twenty-five Mission TEN trips and giving project for the upcoming year.
The giving project for 2010 is to raise $30,000 to fund a Royal Family Kids’ Camp. Royal Family Kids’ Camp is the nation’s leading network of camps for abused, neglected and abandoned children. Their goal is to make a lasting difference in the young lives of children, ages 7-11, by giving them a week filled with fun, love, attention and care.
Students have already pledged over $7,000 towards the project. The camp will take place this summer on the SAGU campus.SAGU will be able to see the effects of their giving first-hand with this opportunity to reach out and invest in the lives of hurting kids.
The convention also highlights the upcoming Mission TEN trips. Mission TEN (To Every Nation) is an initiative to pray for every nation, proclaim the gospel in every nation, and send workers to every nation. SMA’s vision is to send teams to every nation by 2020. Last year, students ministered in approximately twenty countries. Twenty-five Mission TEN trips are slated for Summer 2011. Destinations include Madagascar, Ireland, Cambodia, Spain, Bulgaria, El Salvador, Haiti and Romania.
Chi Alpha Student Mission Directors Scott & Crystal Martin are the special guest speakers for the missions convention. Martin encouraged SAGU students to participate in missions trips. According to Martin, “The most important thing you’ll do is to tap into the purpose destiny God has for you.”