A&E students attend World Missions Workshop

Abilene Christian University agricultural and environmental science majors joined students from around the nation at the 50th annual World Missions Workshop on October 14-17. The workshop was designed to inspire and challenge students to use their talents and abilities in the kingdom of God and give practical application for a life of service. This year’s event – themed “That They May Have Life” from John 10:10 – was held at Harding University Tahkodah (HUT), Harding University’s missionary training village near Floral, Arkansas.

“The workshop was extremely helpful in providing hands-on experience as to what working in a third-world country would be like, as well as opening up a world of connections to other missionaries,” said Kathleen Henderson, junior environmental science major from Rockport, Texas.

This year’s program focused on a holistic ministry in both rural and urban settings.  Students learned about inner city ministry, language acquisition, developing world markets, disaster assistance, water purification, gardening, health care, sanitation and more through hands-on learning experiences including large group simulations and discovery Bible studies.

“I enjoyed the simulation of village and rural settings and all of the hands-on experience,” said Anabel Reid, freshman environmental science major from Becton, Texas. “I was able to physically help dig a well which put my dream of working in developing countries into perspective. I learned about the attitude with which I should approach situations and also about the cultures and how to live within them.”

Speakers included missionaries from around the world and representatives from Global Samaritan Resources, Good News Productions International, Healing Hands International, Pioneer Bible Translators and MANA. 

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