In August, a team of four University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) students and one staff sponsor went on a two-week mission trip to northern Africa. This trip was the first UMHB-sponsored trip to the region and the first trip organized by the university’s new Director of Global Outreach, Tiffany Horton.
Team sponsor Mary Catherine Carnes, resident director of UMHB’s Burt Hall, had previously lived a short while in the region and had connections to some missionaries serving long-term there. While they were in northern Africa, Carnes and the four female students ministered to local women. Each student had the opportunity to share the Gospel with a couple of women during their trip.
“We would have a lesson on baking bread or traditional dishes that they would make, and, in the process, we would get to know these women and turn the conversation to Gospel things,” Carnes explained.
Carnes said that the students responded well to the trip and were clearly impacted by it.
“All of them said that their eyes are opened and that God just showed them more of who He is and that they can live a life of ministry and mission wherever they are,” Carnes said.
When our church gives through the Cooperative Program, we support UMHB and the global outreach their students experience. Let’s pray for the students and faculty of UMHB as they go out among the nations.