The missions emphasis of South is to bring the glory of God to the nations of the world. Psalm 96.3-4a says “Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples, for great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.”
Other Opportunities to Minister to Internationals (at MSU)
1. Coffee Hour
Every Friday during the academic school year from 4-6pm in the International Center food court, come meet international students, faculty, and staff for conversation over free coffee and tea! All are welcome and visitor parking is available across the street from the International Center. http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/about/feature/weekly-coffee-hour/
2. International Friendship Program
IFP is actively recruiting community members to join as Friends for international students and scholars. Friends will be matched with a student or scholar for the academic year, with the intention of meeting at least once per month to share cultural activities and build relationships. You can read more and find the application info here: http://cvip.isp.msu.edu/programs/international-friendship-program/ The deadline for this fall is September 12th, but the earlier the better!
Joy Shantz has participated in these programs and may be able to help answer questions here.
International Prayer MinistriesJoin us every Wednesday evening resuming September 5 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Board Room as we pray for:
- the persecuted church
- special needs of missionaries
- mission activities here at South
- missionaries supported by South
- the unreached areas of the world
- Quilt squares are cut, pieced and tied-off into quilts for missionaries, organizations and needy people
- Goody-bags are made and filled with grooming items for children at Youth Haven Ranch
- Bibs and lap robes are made for nursing homes
- Bags are made for walkers
March – Thailand Mission Trip (Rick Peterson)
July – Alaska Mission Trip (Rob Sepeter)
November – Women’s Asia Ministry Trip (Becky Phillips)
November – Mexico Mission Trip (Roger Gray)
See the Worship Folder or contact Nancy Bassett or the trip leader for more information
What is a Missionary Care Group (MCG)? It is a small group of committed people who work together to care for their missionary in a variety of ways, striving to help meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. It is a group of people with whom the missionary can be open and honest, allowing them to see his/her needs and share his/her successes and challenges.
Interested in joining an MCG? Register here to join a group.