Baptist Student Ministries Promotes Mission Emphasis

Oct. 4, 2000

Baylor University will host Mission Emphasis Week Oct. 8-12, organized by the Baptist Student Ministries (BSM) to promote the work that missionaries do around the world.

A wide variety of speakers will visit Baylor during the week-long event, including missionaries, teachers, social workers, seminary administrators and Bible translators. They come from 15 countries, five states, 10 agencies and every inhabited continent.

Monday night features a missions dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bobo Baptist Student Center. Dr. David D'Amico, representative of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to the United Nations diplomatic community, will speak at a luncheon Tuesday in Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center. The BSM's weekly worship service "Gathering" will be held at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Miller Chapel. Wednesday night a student coffee with the missionaries will be held at Common Grounds Coffee Shop from 8 to 10 p.m.

Informational seminars, at various times Monday through Wednesday, will provide students with the opportunity to learn about specific topics in which they are interested. There will be a missions fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday in the Bill Daniel Student Center, in which students will be able to visit with missionaries one on one.

Co-directors of the Mission Emphasis Week committee started planning for the event last February. The co-directors first established a mission statement amongst themselves with the three words in mind: educate, evangelize and equip.

Co-director Brittany Rasmussen said, "We want students to know that mission work is a real possibility as a career."

"We want to reach Baylor and Waco not only with the Great Commission but with the gospel of Christ," said co-director Stephen Dove.

For more information, contact the Baptist Student Ministry at 710-3215.

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