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UBC On Mission

2014 Missions Logo (Brown BG)In the entries below, you will find the stories and experiences of the people of UBC on mission for the glory of God.  We created this weblog so that you may join with us as we passionately seek to declare, demonstrate and display the gospel of Jesus Christ to every tribe, language, people, and nation here in our community, state, nation, and to the uttermost parts of the world.

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Posted by on May 3, 2010 in General Missions

 

St. Louis Family Mission Trip: Day 3 – July 2018

My best experience I had during the mission trip to St. Louis was definitely participating in the advanced English class. There were mostly Muslim women in the class and they could all speak very good English with few mistakes. At this level, conversation is the best way to practice English.

The first night there were only two women in the class; one of which was named Fatimah. She is a refugee from Iraq who has suffered much due to the harsh wars and terrorism in that area. I learned a lot about the terrible conditions in Iraq. Fatimah explained how their government in Iraq refuses to supply the common people with having basic utilities such as water, electricity, etc. But even with no utilities, you cannot buy a house in Iraq for the equivalent of $80,000. Anytime people protested, the soldiers would start shooting on the mob of angry protesters. To make things worse, ISIS invaded. Fatimah sadly told me how when ISIS invaded, they killed two people out of each family. Fatimah’s husband was one of the victims. He was shopping in a store when out of no where, three terrorist came in and shot him in the head. My heart broke for her. Fatimah had two sons and a daughter at the time. She still lives with her two sons here in St. Louis and her daughter lives in Little Rock with two daughters of her own. She said she would never go back to live in Iraq.

However, not everything she said was terrible and heartbreaking, she told me a lot about her daily life. I was surprised at the amount of cooking Muslim women have to do. She cooks traditional Iraqi food for every meal. Never once did I hear her say she ate at a fast food restaurant. As for Fatimah’s spiritual beliefs, she is a devout Muslim. However, I was encouraged to hear of how highly she spoke of the church. She attended a church close to where she lives and she said the people there were very kind to her. In all, it was a great experience and I hope I will be able to do it again next year.

Wrriten by Ethan Whiteley

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2018 in General Missions, Judea, St. Louis

 

St. Louis Family Mission Trip: Day 3 – July 2018

 

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2018 in General Missions, Judea, St. Louis

 

St. Louis Family Mission Trip: Day 2 – July 2018

In the evenings, our team has been teaching English lessons to various immigrants and refugees. Those who aren’t teaching the lessons are holding a mini VBS for the children whose parents are in the lessons. Some of the people are Bosnian and Ukranian, but there are also several Muslim refugees from Iraq and Syria.

The Church at Affton establishes relationships with them through these English lessons and various other functions in order to love on them and share Christ with them. We sing American songs, share stories with them from the Bible, and help them to learn English. This is basic conversational English and ranges from something very basic like how to introduce yourself all the way up to advanced conversations.

In the meantime, other adults and the teenagers are leading their children through a VBS-style evening with a Bible story, snack, and games. We have two more nights of English classes. Pray that our team helps to strengthen the relationships these people have with the Church at Affton, and that they will ask questions regarding the bible stories they’ve heard, and that the Holy Spirit would draw them to Himself.

Written by Erika Dennett

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2018 in General Missions, Judea, St. Louis

 

St. Louis Family Mission Trip: Day 2 – July 2018

Here are some Day 2 sights from our Family Mission Trip Team, as they continue to declare the gospel throughout neighborhoods in the Affton community.  They also took in some of the city today!

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2018 in General Missions, Judea, St. Louis

 

St. Louis Family Mission Trip: Day 1 – July 2018

Check out some highlights from Day 1 of the Family Mission Trip.

 

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2018 in General Missions, Judea, St. Louis

 

East Asia – May 2018

Yesterday we were able to learn more about the Tyger people that live in this province.  Grace Rivers accompanied us to a minority people museum that gave us glimpses of their culture – tools of daily living, dress distinctions, and religious practices.

We followed that with lunch conversations with students. Afterwards we completed our final language class – table manners and how to order foods.

Part of saying goodbye in this country involves sharing a meal with friends. Grace invited us to make jiaozi (dumplings). We enjoyed time with several local friends – singing, laughing and eating.

Please be lifting us up as we are honored at a parting ceremony at the university today — that we will be gracious and express our gratitude appropriately for the welcome we have received here.  Also, pray, that as we say our final goodbye to students and faculty at a parting dinner this evening,  that our conversations to be meaningful and honoring to Him.

Written by Dottie Harris

 

East Asia – May 2018

The last couple days have been a lot of fun! On Friday the team and I were able to go out to a rural area in the mountains where the majority of the Tyger people (our unreached people group) live. Once we got to the village, we split up to prayer walk around the village and try to meet the locals. We were able to strike up a few conversations but that was it, so please be praying that God would open up doors into villages so that the gospel would be heard in these areas.

Saturday we were a part of international day which turned out to actually be a big event on campus. This was huge for our team, because it allowed us to make more connections with the students on campus. Many of the conversations since then have been really encouraging and we are seeing the Father move in the lives of some of the students we are regularly meeting up with. Please be praying that our Father would save the souls of these students.

Lastly, be praying for us as a team as we are in our last week in “Vision City”. Pray that we would be focused and be discerning on who is actually interested in the Father.

In Christ,

Logan McCollough