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BCM travels to Mexico for mission trip

Published 12/6/17

Zach Cobler

TNE Writer

During Christmas break, the Baptist Collegiate Ministry goes on a mission trip. In the past the BCM has gone to Haiti, Louisiana and Missouri. This year they will be going to Rio Bravo, Mexico. They will be giving supplies to the people of Rio Bravo. The town has been known for drug cartel activity and the BCM is aware of the risk. 

Students who attend the BCM have the opportunity to go on mission trips throughout their time at NSU. The students are aware of what the Bible says about making disciples and think the BCM is doing what the Bible says.

“It is an opportunity go make disciples when the BCM offers a mission trip,” said Paige Thomason, Collinsville junior.

Many different students have gone on mission trips through the BCM and they have come back with stories that change their lives.

“I expect this mission to go pretty smoothly because this mission has been done in the past,” said Logan Shimp, BCM community missions intern. “I think this trip will be life-changing to me because I will see the need that is in Mexico and it might be where God wants me to serve Him. It is always life-changing to go on a mission trip. It is humbling to see how different things are needed by people throughout the world.”

It is a Southern Baptist belief that one should go into all nations and make disciples because it is stated in the Bible. They want to seek the lost constantly by verbal witnessing, which is sharing faith in person. The BCM is trying to emulate this by taking mission trips to different areas that have not been exposed to the Gospel.

“We believe that it is imperative to go on missions to share the love of Christ,” said Bryce Stafford, BCM director. “He is the way, the truth and the life. We want to feed the hungry through Him and I want our students to see the world from a Biblical world view. That is why we are going to Mexico.”

The BCM chose to go to Mexico for a number of different reasons this year. One was the proximity to the Tahlequah area. On most mission trips, a person has to take a plane to their destination, which causes the price to skyrocket. The BCM is going to be driving to Mexico, which is allowing financially-strained students the ability to afford to go. The cost of going with the BCM is $150. The cost of a passport if a person does not have it is additional.

“I feel like everyone has a call to missions or to make disciples of all nations,” said Thomason. “The fact that it is so cheap and affordable gives anyone the opportunity to go and share the name of Jesus.”

The BCM will leave for Mexico on Dec. 26 and will return on Dec. 30.  The people going on the trip will be staying in Donna, Texas and will be going over the border to Mexico to do their mission work.

It is not to late too go on the mission trip with the BCM. For more information about the trip or the BCM, visit the BCM building on the NSU Tahlequah campus.

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