Meet Collyn!

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Summer MissionLab is almost here! In just a couple short months, we will begin welcoming over 2,000 students and youth leaders who are getting ready to serve with MissionLab for a week here in New Orleans.

In the weeks leading up to the start of camp, we’ll be introducing, one by one, the team of Summer Missionaries that will be serving with us. These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry. They are there to minister to your group and help facilitate easy communication between your leadership and the MissionLab leadership.

So, without further adieu, first up in our Q&A interview is Collyn!

















What is your name?

Collyn Carter


How old are you?



Are you in school? If so, where, and what are you studying?

I’m a junior at Welch College, and I’m majoring in Bible and Exercise Science with a minor in Business Administration


Have you been to New Orleans before?

Yes, after graduation with MLab


What made you want to work for MissionLab?

When I went to MissionLab I became friends with my summer missionaries. I was able to open up to them and learn so much from them, and I saw how MissionLab had changed their lives. I wanted that. I prayed for years about working for MissionLab and God opened so many doors this year and has given me the amazing opportunity to live out my dream.


What’s one thing you’re looking forward to this summer?

I am looking most forward to watching how God is going to work in and through the students that will experience serving in New Orleans this summer.


What’s your favorite genre of music?

My favorite genre of music is soft rock from Elton John to Jack Johnson.


What’s your favorite movie?

Princess and the Frog HAS to be my favorite movie of all time.


What’s your favorite food?

I would have to say that my favorite food is homemade chicken pot pie.


What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you?

I live a life of embarrassing moments. However, the most embarrassing would have to be that I decided to go rollerblading down a hill at night and in doing so broke three bones in my palm. Not my best moment.


Do you have any hidden talents?

I am full of random facts and talents such as the fact that I love juggling, hot air ballooning, and acting.


Who would win in a fight: a horse-sized duck, or 10 duck-sized horses? Please provide very specific reasons for your answer.

I believe that I would choose an army of 10 duck-sized horses, because after all, a bigger army usually wins.


If you could use any quote to sum up your life, what would it be?

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”  


There you go, folks, you’ve just met the first of the eight SM’s who will be serving with us this summer. We look forward to introducing the others to you in the following weeks.

If you’re bringing a group to serve with us this summer, we can’t wait to have you here!

If you aren’t yet signed up, it isn’t too late. Simply call us at 1-877-TRY-MLAB or send an email to [email protected]