Florida Baptists asked to pray for summer missionaries who are serving across the globe
May 28, 2014
By BARBARA DENMAN
Florida Baptist Convention

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JACKSONVILLE (FBC)—During this summer 106 Florida Baptist college students will spend their summer vacations serving in ways to advance God’s Kingdom when they travel to 13 countries and throughout the state of Florida as student summer missionaries.

The students are enlisted and equipped for their long and short-term mission trip through their Baptist Campus Ministries, which challenges them to explore avenues for sharing the Gospel. As a result of the experiences, many of them will hear God calling them into full-time Christian ministry and as overseas missionaries.  

Of the 106 students, 48 will serve in 13 countries, including Benin, Istanbul, France, Wales, Ireland, Philippines and Spain. Twelve are assigned to Portland, Oregon, as “Gen Send” church planting missionaries with the North American Mission Board. 
 
Twenty-three students will serve in Florida in ministries that include resort ministry in Orlando, community ministry in Bradenton and prison ministry in Wewahitchka. 
 
Ten of the summer missionaries will lead vacation Bible schools for Florida Baptist churches in Gulf Stream, Jacksonville, Miami and West Palm Beach that have not held the event in previous years. These students will equip church members to develop future vacation Bible schools on their own. 
 
Funding for Florida students comes primarily from their participation in BCM fundraising efforts, proceeds from the Maguire State Mission Offering and scholarship from the North American Mission Board or International Mission Board.
 
All Florida Baptists are encouraged to pray for the summer missionaries listed below. 
 
2014 Summer Missionaries
 
AFRICA: Gustavo Mendoza (UWF), Jaymond Allison (UWF), Rachel Moffatt (UWF), Sarah Hill (UWF), Rachel Wood (UWF), Travis Tong (UWF), Emily Erland (UWF), Rebecca Palmer (UWF), Tony Olesky (UWF), Andrew Crawford (UCF), Kacie Gouin (JU)
 
SOUTH ASIA: Katelyn Vertullo (PBA)
 
EAST ASIA: Jess Seitz (UF), Cindy Jackson (UF), Gina Johnson (UF)
 
EUROPE: Brandon Felder (FAU), Lauren Barbaro (UNF), Lauren Parker (UF), Rylee Pirson (Flagler), Elisabeth 
Hendrix (UNF), Jodi Hennan (UNF), Rachel Remley (UNF), Emily Stephenson (FSCJ)
 
PACIFIC RIM: Savannah Morton (Flagler), Brittany Beck (FSU), Lauren Dalrymple, Tiffany Horton, Jasmine Hughes, Jennifer Kennedy, Joshua Larson (BCF), Justin Mason (BCF), Coral Molchanoff (BCF) 
 
SOUTH AMERICA: Danielle Davis (UNF)
 
PORTLAND, OREGON: Stacy Bramel (UF), Juan Ierra (UF), Sarah Lapp (UF), Josh Nassar (UF), Emily Johnston (UF), Rhett Thomas (UF), Alex Barry (UF), Justin Roland (UF), Ryan Burke (UF), Ryan Kaufmann (UF), Amy Moose (UF), Sherman Wilhelm (UF)
 
TEXAS: Emily Wade (UNF), Kevin Todd (UNF)
 
SOUTH CAROLINA: Bethany Brown (UNF)
 
FLORIDA: Reid Davis, Kelly Ables, Andrea Alderman, Mary Beal, Rebecca Bond, Daniel Berkeen, Shane Chadwick, Paola Colunga, Meagan Corcoran, Lyndsy Donnell, Alonso Doria, Alayna Dublin, Abi Earnhart, Sarah Hawkins, Tia Hunt, Paula Johnson, Mallory Martin, Karie Mooney, Hayden Roberts, Steven Scallion, Chris Stone, Austin Sylvest, Amy Turner
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SUMMER MISSIONARIES: Kelly Picklesimer (BCF), Cora Jane Briggs (BCF), Elizabeth Brown (UF), Kourtney Burcroff (BCF), Matt Carey (UCF), William Combs (BCF), Joseph Connor (PBA), Jeremy Meetze (BCF), Christina Robinson (BCF), Lindsey Knowlton (BCF)
 
CAMPS: Sherman Wilhelm (UF),  Brandon Bowlin (UF), Emily Johnston (UF), Jordan Castillow (UF), Alyssa 
Thompson (UF), Maggie Almgren (UF), Katelyn Zanchetta (UF), Amy Moose (UF), Hannah Sides  (UF), Mandy Devane (UF)
 
ABBREVIATIONS: (UF)-University of Florida; (FSU)-Florida State University; (UCF)-University of Central Florida; (BCF)-Baptist College of Florida; (FAU)-Florida Atlantic University; (USF)-University of South Florida; (UNF)-University of North Florida; (UWF)-University of West Florida; (FSCJ)-Florida State College at Jacksonville; (JU) Jacksonville University; (PBA)-Palm Beach Atlantic University

 

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