While the March break may denote a time to get away and relax from studies, for many at Kingswood, it will be a time of share the Gospel and serve others. We would love to have you join us in prayer for their ministry.
Dr. Bill Peed, Director of the Global Ministry program, and a group of students will travel to Croatia where missionaries with Global Partners of The Wesleyan Church are modeling Christ as they teach English and computer skills. In addition to engaging in prayer ministry, KU students will be participating in women’s and kids’ outreaches and learning some history, language, and culture. The team will also have the opportunity to connect with KU alumni Jason (’06) and Christine (Reidsma ’09) Blaikie and another KU alumnus in a nearby country.
Professor Mike MacNeil, Director of Praxis (Evangelism, Compassion Ministry, and Social Justice), is travelling with a group of students to serve in Guatemala. Their ministry will include some church services and outreach events in the city, but primarily they will be working in a village area. Students will help with some of the construction work for a retreat centre and will assist with a children’s feeding program there.
The KU student ministry team Alive will be ministering to youth and leading worship in Eastern United States and Canada. Band members are Noah Travis, a 3rd year student from Indiana, Brecken Phillips, a 2nd year student from Nova Scotia, Grace Young, a 3rd year student from New Brunswick, and Taylor Giffen, a 1st year student from Nova Scotia.
Encounter, a second KU student ministry team, will be ministering to youth and leading worship in the Midwest of the United States and Central Canada. Band members are Zach Otto, a 3rd year student from South Carolina, Ben desRoche, a 3rd year student from Prince Edward Island, Brett Laidlaw, 1st year student from Nova Scotia, Katie Betts, a 2nd year student from New Brunswick, and Tatyana Russell-Chipp, a 1st year student from Newfoundland.
Also, some KU students will be participating in a Wesleyan youth mission trip to Haiti that is being conducted through Caton’s Island of the Atlantic District.
Other students will travel home or stay with friends. Some will re-engage in ministry in their home churches.
Wherever KU students, staff, and faculty go, pray that we will all fully express God’s love and grace through our words, actions, behaviours, and thoughts. May our light so shine that Jesus may be seen in us.