October 24, 2002

 

UNION COLLEGE HOSTS MISSIONS FAIR

 

            LINCOLN—On Friday, Oct. 25, Union College will host a missions fair featuring information and artifacts collected by more than 50 former student missionaries from over 25 countries around the world.  The fair will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of College View Church located at the corners of 48th and Prescott.  The community is invited to join students as they learn more about missions throughout the world.

            Following the fair on Friday evening, John Kent, public relations director of Adventist Frontier Missions will be speaking about mission opportunities around the world and how students can get involved in missionary activities.

            The purpose of the missions fair is to raise awareness of different cultures throughout the world and to encourage students to consider serving in underprivileged countries or at locations within the United States. More than 25 booths will showcase cultural items and photographs collected from student missionaries and faculty members who have served in countries such as Japan, the Marshall Islands, Indonesia, China, Brazil, El Salvador, Mexico, Poland, Russia and many more places. These students and teachers have taken a year or more out of their lives to become teachers, pastors, nurses and other occupations all over the world.

            Since 1965, Union College has sent more than 400 students into the mission field, including 35 students who are serving this year in the United States and around the world.