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90 SAGU students span the globe for missions

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As part of SAGU’s missions focus, every year Southwestern Missions Association (SMA) sends numerous missions teams to various parts of the world. This year, there are 13 "contact" teams with approximately 90 students participating.

One contact team went to Louisiana with Wayne Northup in February to evangelize the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. The remaining trips will take place this summer. Several teams depart this week.

Five teams left Monday, May 3. The trip to Costa Rica is sponsored by Men of Integrity. Team members will be involved in construction, evangelism and various other ministries. The Ghana team will be distributing the Book of Hope with Sylvanus Elorm in the public, private, and Islamic schools of West Africa.

A team will also be in Northern Asia, developing relationships through cafes while helping locals improve their spoken English.

There are two contact teams in Southeast Asia. One will be involved in coffee shop ministry while the other will participate in a variety of ministries, including building, audio/video, drama and music. The Kenya team embarked May 7. This group will be involved with a ministry to Muslims in an area near Somalia. They may also work with the poor in the slums of Nairobi. Meanwhile, a team in Rwanda will aid in holistic community development with Trees of Hope in the wake of the Rwandan genocides of the previous decade. Four trips will take place in late May and early June.

A team to South Africa will help Dr. Johan Mostert with soccer camps in rural areas surrounding Durban. The France team will work with Robby Bradford & The Bridge church plant, serving in various ministries.

The Moldova team will be involved in village church outreaches with Andy and Nancy Raatz. The primary focus of the Peru team will be street evangelism, ministry within the schools and minor construction. Finally, the South Asia team will depart July 5. They will be ministering in a bible college, a trade school, and private primary schools.

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