After May graduation, some Crusaders will be off to work or to pursue a master’s degree. Others will be taking off for India.
A team of students led by Director of Student Organizations Tiffany Wurdemann will embark on a two-week mission trip. It is the first time a group from the university will spread the gospel in India. Students will be working with Supreme King Ministries to put on a Bible camp for their orphanage and local children. Wurdemann said that the team will also have the opportunity to meet and minister to students from their university. If time allows, they plan on starting a building project for the orphanage.
When pursuing her graduate degree, Wurdemann led mission trips to Vietnam and Mexico.
“Because of those trips, I am aware of the growth that happens to an individual when they are exposed to the global culture as well as the bond that happens with a team when you experience it all together,” she said.
Senior education major Maegan Loya went on a trip to India last year from May 18 to June 8. She and her fellow travelers visited Pune, Srinagar, New Delhi and Calcutta. They went to be exposed to India and see what it would be like to live and secretly minister.
“They are a part of one of the biggest unreached people group of the world, and they are most desperately in need of the word,” Loya said. “After being exposed to it from our trip… they don’t have access to the word until we physically take it there.”
Loya advises the students heading to India in May to be ready for a life changing trip. She says to prepare your eyes for what God will show you and have a humble heart to things He will teach you.
Wurdemann acknowledges that there will be cultural barriers to their ministry – language and time schedules.
“I know we will need to have patience and trust to know that God will design our schedule as well as work through language barriers to preach the gospel He wants shared.,” she said. “We have to be reminded that we are just vessels for God’s work.”