The Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service highlighted ways for students to serve others and share the gospel both locally and around the world during Missions Week last week at Abilene Christian University.
The week’s events included Philanthropy Game Night, a non-profit fair, a prayer night and a launch party for Worldwide Witness applications.
Victoria Cheshire, a senior nursing major from Flower Mound, is president of the Missions Students Association and worked with the other officers to facilitate and execute each event. In addition to the Missions Students Association, sororities, fraternities and other student organizations collaborated to help execute Missions Week.
The sorority of Tri Kappa Gamma received $500 for Palm House, the non-profit organization their club supports, for their efforts at the Philanthropy Game Night. At the Worldwide Witness application launch party, the first few students to apply received a scholarship toward their trip funding. Student can still receive a $1,000 travel scholarship by applying for Worldwide Witness.
“I think my favorite highlight was seeing a huge crowd of students gathered around to apply for Worldwide Witness trips the moment that the applications opened,” Cheshire said. “This was an exciting moment for the Halbert Center team and a testament to how God is moving in the hearts of students on this campus to join him in his mission around the world.”
ACU students take part in missions through Global Service Trips, Wildcat Academics on Mission and WorldWide Witness trips. In each of these programs, students are sent to serve throughout the world. The Halbert Center for Missions and Global Service works to provide students with these missional opportunities to embrace a new culture and learn more of what it means to live on mission.
“What stands out to me the most about Missions Week is definitely the Lord’s faithfulness,” Cheshire said. “Each day presented new challenges to overcome, including a giant rainstorm at the end of the week, and yet the Lord was faithful to provide.’”
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— Connor Mullins
Oct. 10, 2023