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Waxahachie, Texas – September 24, 2015 Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s (SAGU) Mission TEN: To Every Nation (MTEN) initiative sends students to 21 international countries and 9 U.S. States this summer; staying on track to reach every nation, Indian Province and Chinese State by 2020.

Travel Coordinator Joshua Evans said, “It’s a privilege to coordinate these teams. These Mission TEN teams have pushed through their human fears in order to experience what Jesus has planned for them.” He continued, “These trips are a good way to open your eyes to a bigger world than the one you might come from.”

This summer MTEN sent teams to:

  • Antigua and Barbuda – team members helped with children’s ministry.
  • Zimbabwe – team members worked on construction projects and evangelized.

  • Lesotho – team members performed children’s ministry, helped in schools and evangelized.

  • Angola – SAGU men’s basketball team was hosted by the Angolan Government to participate in a professional tournament. While there, team members ministered to local youth and basketball teams while giving out Portuguese Bibles.

  • Kerala – team members worked in villages to discover ways to establish local business to help increase the standard of living, create jobs and improve the local economy.

  • Samoa – team members primarily worked on church planting, encouraging local pastors and with the youth.

  • Greenland ​– team members worked in glaciers with local pastors teaching them dramas and ways to reach the youth. They also worked with radio ministries and the Salvation Army.

  • Mozambique – team members worked with orphans and conducted children outreaches. They also spoke to a college class, attended Bible studies and played soccer with local children.

  • Togo – team members spent time sharing the Book of Hope and remodeled classrooms.

  • Canada – team members worked in Toronto and worked with primarily youth.

  • Guyana & U.S. – team members worked in remote areas that are infested with Malaria and conducted church training with the locals.

  • Austria – ​ team members conducted youth camps in the alps for 10 days.

  • Vanuatu – ​ team members did a 100-mile hike up mountains around Vanuatu carrying all their belongings on their back while working with unreached people groups.

  • Taiwan – team members spent four weeks hosting 7-10 services everyday during a children’s crusade.

  • Palau – ​Upon arrival, team members connected with local missionary families to do ministry with local children.

  • East Timor – team members focused on unreached people groups and youth ministry.

  • South Korea – team members had the opportunity to stand on the border of North Korea and pray for God to open doors for a MTEN group to reach the North Korean people.

  • Portugal – The team helped to kick-start a heart for missions in the Portuguese communities. They did Street ministry in the North and the South and worked with Gypsies.

  • Suriname – ​Being MTEN’s last trip for the summer, team members went into the jungle and worked with the Saramaccan tribal groups. They visited four different tribes and focused on non-verbal children’s ministry.

Office Coordinator Rennae de Freitas said, “MTEN is not just something we do in the summer. The vision of it is year round, we start in October and the students meet throughout the year and depart for their trips in the summer. Then they come back and we ask them, ‘How does this trip change the way you see the world and the way you do ministry in your own local church?”

Harlod Suggs, host missionary from the Guyana trip, said, “SAGU can be very proud that the student team leaders they are deploying are well organized, work together, endure difficult situations with a smile, present a solid witness for Jesus Christ and work in harmony with the local missionaries.”

After enduring a 400-mile trip by foot and boat through jungle-rivers, sleeping in hammocks, using outside toilets and bathing in the river or with a bucket, Guyana team leader Aneesa Royce said, “This trip challenged and pushed me to places I never thought I could go. God has put a deeper confidence in me as a servant leader.”

Guyana Team member Daytrian Henson said, “Even with all the unexpected events that happened, I would do it again. It was a growing experience and completely worth the time and money.”

The Mission Ten initiative not only offers humanitarian aid around the world, but also in the United States. This summer teams visited Massachusetts, Colorado, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, New Mexico and Mississippi.

Interested in going on a trip?
Contact Joshua Evans at [email protected] .

Click here to learn more about MTEN.

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About SAGU:
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling1-888-YES-SAGU


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