For college students, summer is a time to relax and take a break from studying. But not for Christein Dovi, who has chosen to spend her summer making a difference in others’ lives.Dovi, a Howard Payne University student from Cherokee, will serve with two other students in New Hampshire for 10 weeks. The team will serve the community through inner-city outreach, youth activities and Vacation Bible Schools in hopes to have opportunities to share the love of Jesus with those they meet. Dovi and her team are serving with Go Now Missions, the student missions program for college students of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. In order to serve with Go Now Missions, each student missionary must raise at least half of the cost of the trip and participate in a training and commissioning weekend before serving at the mission site.In 2008, Go Now Missions is sending out 157 student missionaries to 17 states and 33 countries. Go Now Missions focuses on equipping students where they can grow spiritually and reach the world with the gospel. For more information about Go Now missionaries,visit www.gonowmissions.com.
The Baptist General Convention of Texas is the largest non-Catholic Christian group in the state and the largest state Baptist group in the nation. More than 5,700 congregations serving more than 2.3 million members are affiliated with it.