BROWNWOOD – June 13, 2016 – Nine from Howard Payne University’s Baptist Student Ministry are serving as missionaries around the globe this summer and fall through Texas Baptists’ Go Now Missions program.
Summer missionaries include Joseph Flanigan, junior cross-cultural studies major from Round Rock; Jessica Harris, senior management major from Brownwood; Kindell Hill, junior cross-cultural studies major from Jarrell; Anna Lauren Jeffers, senior Christian education major from Greenville; Adriana Mata, junior elementary education major from San Angelo; Kara Strange, senior business administration major from Fredericksburg; Katie O’Conner, sophomore liberal arts major from Granbury; and Angelica Ramirez, sophomore general studies major from Austin. Ruby Johnson of Alvarado, who graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Music degree, will serve during the fall 2016 semester.
The students are serving in U.S. locations such as Washington, California, Arizona and Oklahoma, as well as in South Africa, Haiti, Germany and other international locales. Their roles vary from working with refugees to leading sports camps for children.
Keith Platte, director of HPU’s Baptist Student Ministry, said HPU students’ participation with the Go Now Missions program has grown during his time at the university.
“We had nine who served during Christmas and nine during the summer and fall,” he said. “What a great blessing to see God stirring these students into action.”
For more information about HPU’s Baptist Student Ministry, visit www.hputx.edu/bsm.
Cutline: Before traveling to various mission fields around the world, HPU’s student missionaries attended an orientation program at Dallas Baptist University. Pictured in the back row, from left to right, are Anna Lauren Jeffers, Adriana Mata, Joseph Flanigan and Jessica Harris. Pictured in the front row, from left to right, are Kindell Hill, Kara Stange, Ruby Johnson, Angelica Ramirez and Katie O’Conner.