Meet Zach!

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Today, we’re going to introduce you to our seventh Summer Missionary, Zach. To recap from last week, each year, MissionLab hires a team of 8 college-age guys and girls to serve with us all summer. These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry and help facilitate easy communication between the leadership of the groups and MissionLab. They are also there to minister to the campers–because even though our MissionLab participants come here to serve, it is our prayer that the Lord works in their own hearts as well.     What is your name? Zachary Griffin   How old are you? 20   Are you in school? If so, where, and what are you studying? NOBTS   Have you been to New Orleans …

Meet Grace!

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Today, we’re going to introduce you to our seventh Summer Missionary, Grace. To recap from last week, each year, MissionLab hires a team of 8 college-age guys and girls to serve with us all summer. These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry and help facilitate easy communication between the leadership of the groups and MissionLab. They are also there to minister to the campers–because even though our MissionLab participants come here to serve, it is our prayer that the Lord works in their own hearts as well.   What is your name? Grace Mitchell   How old are you? 20   Are you in school? If so, where, and what are you studying? Hardin-Simmons University; English Education   Have you been to …

Meet Allan!

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Today, we’re going to introduce you to our sixth Summer Missionary, Allan. To recap from last week, each year, MissionLab hires a team of 8 college-age guys and girls to serve with us all summer. These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry and help facilitate easy communication between the leadership of the groups and MissionLab. They are also there to minister to the campers–because even though our MissionLab participants come here to serve, it is our prayer that the Lord works in their own hearts as well. Some of you may remember Allan from his time with us last year as a summer missionary. But for those of you who don’t, allow us to introduce you!   What is your name? Allan Gilliam …

Meet Hannah!

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Today, we’re going to introduce you to our fifth Summer Missionary, Hannah. To recap from last week, each year, MissionLab hires a team of 8 college-age guys and girls to serve with us all summer. These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry and help facilitate easy communication between the leadership of the groups and MissionLab. They are also there to minister to the campers–because even though our MissionLab participants come here to serve, it is our prayer that the Lord works in their own hearts as well.     What is your name? Hannah Lynn Trahan How old are you? 21 Are you in school? If so, where, and what are you studying? I go to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette …

Meet Tyler!

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Today, we’re going to introduce you to our fourth Summer Missionary, Tyler. To recap from last week, each year, MissionLab hires a team of 8 college-age guys and girls to serve with us all summer. These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry and help facilitate easy communication between the leadership of the groups and MissionLab. They are also there to minister to the campers–because even though our MissionLab participants come here to serve, it is our prayer that the Lord works in their own hearts as well. So, let’s learn a little more about Tyler!     What is your name? Tyler Williams   How old are you? 21   Are you in school? If so, where, and what are you studying? …

Meet Dayna!

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Today, we’re going to introduce you to our third Summer Missionary, Dayna. To recap from last week, each year, MissionLab hires a team of 8 college-age guys and girls to serve with us all summer. These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry and help facilitate easy communication between the leadership of the groups and MissionLab. They are also there to minister to the campers–because even though our MissionLab participants come here to serve, it is our prayer that the Lord works in their own hearts as well. So, let’s learn a little more about Dayna!   What is your name? Dayna Grant   How old are you? 22   Are you in school? If so, where, and what are you studying? Yes, …

Meet Ryan!

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Today, we’re going to introduce you to our second Summer Missionary, Ryan. To recap from last week, each year, MissionLab hires a team of 8 college-age guys and girls to serve with us all summer. These SMs partner with MissionLab for 9 weeks of ministry and help facilitate easy communication between the leadership of the groups and MissionLab. They are also there to minister to the campers–because even though our MissionLab participants come here to serve, it is our prayer that the Lord works in their own hearts as well. So, let’s learn a little more about Ryan!     What is your name? Ryan Renfro How old are you? 20 Are you in school? If so, where, and what are you studying? Yes. …

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 …

What to Expect as a Summer Missionary

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Summer Missionary – (n) A joyful (slightly exhausted) person who has surrendered to the Lord’s calling on his/her life and is, in return, continually amazed by the Lord’s astounding faithfulness. Even though I was a camper in 2008, when I pulled into campus in the summer of 2013, I had no clue what to expect as a Summer Missionary – and that was a good thing! Being a summer missionary is more than just a job – it’s a lifestyle. Every day is filled with something new: new people, new places, new experiences, new ways to encounter and experience God, and definitely some new comfort zones… The only thing that is guaranteed in the day of a summer missionary is that …

My Summer to Remember

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The summer of 2016, for me, was truly a summer to remember. I highly anticipated moving to my favorite city on earth to serve the Lord and love people in His name. I didn’t quite realize what that would look like at first, but I decided to just follow the Holy Spirit in whatever He may have me to do. Sometimes, that meant sitting on dirty concrete under the overpass downtown as a man told the story of how he ended up living on the streets. Sometimes, that meant leading and empowering high school students to serve and love people in the community. And other times, that meant building community with my fellow summer missionaries – celebrating weekly triumphs and …