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Chapel service brings BCM’s mission trips to its BPC family
By Kayla Oliver
BPC Marketing staff writer
MOUNT VERNON—Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” This verse illustrates an important part of any Christian witness: the necessity to share the faith with others who may not have the means to hear about the love of Jesus otherwise.
| Sophomore Stephen Moye shares the blessings he received during the Nicaragua mission trip during the April 1 chapel in Saliba Chapel on the Mount Vernon campus. (Photo by E’Quain Rhodes)
At the April 1 chapel at Brewton-Parker College, Baptist Collegiate Ministries’ (BCM) students who felt called to mission trips shared testimonies and the wonderful experiences God blessed them with during their trips over the winter and spring breaks.
Freshman Eli Elliot told students about the blessings he received during the New Orleans trip during BPC’s winter break. Sophomore Rebecca Brady shared her experiences during the New York mission trip; and sophomore Stephen Moye gave an account of the journey to Nicaragua. Both of these trips were held during spring break.
BPC staff, Tonia Spaulding, director of counseling services, also shared with the students the importance of the use of spiritual gifts, even when they are in the simple things.
“I could not speak the language in Nicaragua. The Lord reminded that He did not need my mouth. He only needed me to be present. In fact, He didn’t need me. I needed Him,” said Spaulding. “I, as well as the students, began to understand the importance of ‘dying’ to various things in our lives in order for God to live more in us.”
Another example of the use of spiritual gifts was the worship music provided by the BCM band.
Lastly, students discovered that it’s not necessary to leave the country or even the state of Georgia to be a witness for Christ. Believers are encouraged to be a witness in their everyday surroundings so that others see the love of Christ through them. That’s the best witness one can show for Jesus Christ.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. Affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention, the college holds classes on its main campus in Mount Vernon and six external learning centers around the state, including Baxley, Glennville, Liberty County, Newnan, Norman Park and Savannah.