Class prepares students for missions

The Bible says that it is the responsibility of the believers to deliver the Gospel to everybody. But language barriers can sometimes get in the way of witnessing to others. Spanish for Mission Work (SPAP 1340) is a class designed to close the gap between UMHB students and potential Spanish-speaking believers in Christ.

“It is our hope that Spanish for Mission Work will link up with missionary programs,” said Gary Smith, Spanish for Mission Work Instructor.
The course is designed for those who are interested in missions and also have the desire to learn more about the language and the culture of the Spanish-speaking world.
The course will count as an elective credit and will possibly be available in the spring 2016 semester pending administration data results.

Basic knowledge of Spanish is recommended, but it will not be required to take the course. The emphasis of the course will be learning various Biblical terms in Spanish, as well as how to deliver the Gospel to a Spanish speaker.

The course is new, and those involved are very excited about the possibility of equipping more Spanish-speaking students for the mission field.
“The author of the textbook works at Dallas University, and she is very excited to be part of what we are trying to do,” Smith said.

UMHB has several mission-centered classes, and Smith is hopeful that the new course will add another successful missionary program to the university’s repertoire.

Smith said if students want more information about the course and want to find out how to sign up, they should contact him at gary.smith@umhb.edu, or talk to any of the the other foreign language professors.

Author: Jonathan Allison

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