NGU students to reach out all over the world through summer missions
Tigerville SC (April 30, 2014) North Greenville University students will cover the globe as mission and outreach teams head out this summer. Mission teams from NGU will serve more than 22 countries and 17 states.
At a recent commissioning service held on the campus, several hundred students were recognized for serving all across the world during their upcoming summer break. NGU has ten sponsored teams heading to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, New York, Nicaragua, North Africa/Middle East, South Asia, Uganda, and West Virginia. Others will be serving in a variety of ministries in other parts of the world such as short and long-term missionaries, youth mission trip planners, in nursing homes, summer camps, and churches across North America.
“God continues to call out laborers from this generation of university students in a way that is both exciting and humbling,” said Dr. Allen McWhite, Sr. Director, Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement and Global Leadership. “Students are willing to put their comfort and even their lives on the line for the sake of sharing the love of Jesus in some of the world’s most difficult and remote places.”
In an interview during the commissioning service, Danny Seay of Campobello will serve two months this summer with the International Mission Board (IMB) with thirty other students from across the U.S. in South Asia.
Seay's team will be working primarily with a family that is currently serving there“to help engage as many people as possible to find out which people groups are interested in the Gospel and to plant that seed to connect them with the family to continue to minister to them,” said Seay.
A team of nine NGU students was also interviewed during the commissioning service that will be sharing the gospel in New York City for the North American Mission Board (NAMB) through the Generation Send program.
The team asked for prayer “for humility and boldness as they minister to the people in a place that is pretty dark," said Nathan Levi.
The New York Team members are Kaylie Givens of Fort Bragg, NC; Glenna Hallinan of Sumter; Davey Kesey of Fort Mill; Kendall Knight of Lancaster; Hunter Lee of Boiling Springs; Nathan Levi of Zirconia, NC; Zack Milsaps of Columbus, NC; Conner Skiles of Fort Mill; and Ryan Stanley of Pelzer.
“We need to pray for these students as they say “yes” to God’s call to take the gospel to the nations,” McWhite said.
Sepko Tells NGU December Graduates to 'Learn from the Past, Look to the Future'
Retiring English professor Dr. Cathy Sepko told NGU’s December graduating class that, no matter how bleak their past has been, they should learn from it and look to the future.
NGU Named One of Nation's Top Online Teaching Programs
NGU ranks 31st on the top 50 list of best online degrees for teaching.
B.S.U. Bluegrass Brand Anticipates New, Full-Length Album
"I had no idea when I came here that I'd be working with bluegrass. I was just trying to think of ways to connect with students," says Wes Brashier.
Jim Williams Honors Wife with New NGU Music Scholarship
Even though Jim Williams never attended NGU, his love for the school runs very deep.
NGU Sponsoring ‘World of Jan Brett’ at Upcountry History Museum
Exhibit will explore artwork of beloved children's author and illustrator Jan Brett.
NGU Named Among Top 10 Colleges in SC
Low tuition costs and number of above average degree programs offered helped NGU land its solid ranking.
Cathy Sepko Doesn’t Slow Down for Anything
If you’ve been around NGU for a while, you’ve likely seen Cathy Sepko out on the front porch of White Hall.
College of Adult Professional Studies (CAPS) Set to Launch July 28
Six undergraduate degree programs to be offered to non-traditional and adult learners