WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Williams Baptist University commissioned over 40 students who will spend their summer working in ministry projects throughout the country in a special chapel service held in Manley Chapel on April 27.
Students will participate in a number of ministry projects throughout the state of Arkansas, including many associated with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. WBU will send eight students to work at Camp Siloam in Siloam Springs to help with the day-to-day activities of running the camp. Students will also help lead praise and worship teams and serve as camp counselors.
“I am excited for the opportunity to make the most of this opportunity,” said Taylor Lamb, a sophomore at WBU who will spend the summer at Camp Siloam. “I know God is giving me an incredible opportunity to reach out and minister to kids while also allowing me to grow as a person.”
In addition to ministry opportunities in Arkansas, six students have chosen to take part in the North American Mission Board’s GenSend mission field opportunities. The missions training gives students ministry skills they can take anywhere and everywhere, so no matter where they end up in life, they will be equipped to confidently share the gospel.
Those taking part in the GenSend project will be sent to various locations throughout the country including New Orleans, Kansas City, Ann Arbor, Salt Lake City and various cities throughout the state of Mississippi.
“I am excited for the opportunity to create new friendships and serve in the mission field,” said Carson Coleman, a sophomore at Williams. “God has put missions on my heart throughout this semester and I am ready to answer this call and spread the Gospel.
Other students have chosen to serve in projects by taking on internship opportunities at churches and roles as student pastors in surrounding communities and hometowns.