SBU students commissioned for summer global projects

BOLIVAR – Nearly 80 Southwest Baptist University students who are participating in international projects this summer through SBU’s Center for Global Connections (CGC) were covered with prayer during a commissioning service the morning of May 12.

Along with worship led by Zach Atchley and Nate Jones, students and leaders of the teams were prayed for by fellow students, as well as faculty and staff members.

“Each project participant goes into this chapel service with someone who has committed to praying for him or her, and many other students voluntarily join in prayer,” said Diana Gallamore, director of the Center for Global Connections. “It is so uplifting to see so many students, faculty and staff uniting in prayer for these students who are demonstrating servant leadership around the world.”

Summer destinations for global projects are Cheyenne River, Extreme Africa, Guatemala City, Mongolia, New York, Northern Asia, Pacific Rim, Peru and Pyrenees.

The CGC organized 10 winter projects that included 119 students and sponsors that took place during December 2013 and January 2014. During spring break in March, 63 students and sponsors participated in four trips.

For more information, contact Diana Gallamore at (417) 328-1905.