Missions Week 2009: Defining Your Journey

Sept. 25, 2009

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An international coffee house, a "global village" and a Latin Jazz band are some of the events during Baylor University's Missions Week Sept. 27 - Oct. 1.

University Missions host Missions Week every year bringing around 25 mission practitioners to campus for the week. Practitioners raise awareness for missions around the world. Special events throughout the week give students an opportunity to interact with missionaries. Students will also have the opportunity to hear a practitioner speak in one or more of their classes.

"The best part of Mission Week is the wonderful opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to interact with missionaries and to learn about the work of God around the world. It is amazing to watch students and missionaries interacting," said Matt Berry, co-director of Missions Week 2009.

The week provides students the opportunity to connect with God's work around the world and locally. Missionaries will speak in classes, talk about culture at the Global Village event, host seminars and speak to student organizations about how God moves globally.

Major events for the week include:

Interactive Community Prayer Room: From 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Bobo Spiritual Life Center.

Students can come and participate in an interactive prayer experience for missions around the world.

Chapel: From 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Sept. 28, in Waco Hall.

Robby and Chris Seay will be performing.

Global Village: From 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Sept. 28, in Vara Martin Daniel Plaza.

Students can experience cultures from around the world, while enjoying the music of a Latin Jazz band and performances from student organizations.

Missions Fair: From 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sept. 29 and at 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Sept. 30, in the Student Union Center (SUB) Bowl.

Students can learn how to get involved in missions locally and globally.

International Coffee House: From 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sept. 29 in Bobo Spiritual Life Center.

Students can enjoy coffee and music while speaking with mission practitioners.

For more information, contact (254) 710-3215, Baptist Student Ministries.

by Jessica Puente, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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