BROWNWOOD – July 3, 2012 – Thirty-one Howard Payne University students and three recent graduates are serving the Lord and their communities this summer in various mission fields around the world. From HPU’s own community of Brownwood to foreign locations such as Nicaragua and Central Asia, students are spending their “free time” bringing others closer to God.
“I am so glad to have so many students from Howard Payne out around our state, country and across the globe, sharing the love of Jesus Christ from so many different approaches,” said Keith Platte, director of HPU’s Baptist Student Ministry. “This is a testimony of what God is doing in and among the lives of our students at Howard Payne and they can’t keep it inside. They must share what they know.”
Below is a list of students and the locations in which they are serving this summer. Please keep these students in your prayers as they do the work of the Lord.
Serving in Texas
Collin Bishop, Red Oak
Katie Rose Bonner, Poteet
Shannon Bundy, First Baptist Church of Early
Lillie Davis, Oak Hill United Methodist Church of Austin
Kegan Duncan, Sherman
Cristalyn Fitzgerald, Cedar Hill
Brittney Flores, Hurst
Allyson Gainey, Early
Trent Gainey, Early
Kyle Heidelberg, Dallas
Tyler Heidelberg, Brownwood
Philip Jorgensen, Brownwood
Emily Kunkel, Riverbend Retreat Center, Glen Rose
Becky Lamar, Van
Allie Ninedorf, Sunset
Mika Smith, Uvalde
Daniel Taylor, First Baptist Church of Florence
Katie Vernon, Springtown
Baylee Wolcott, Grapeland
Serving elsewhere in the U.S.
Carlee Linae Ammons, North and South Carolina
Marlie Austin, Orlando, Fla.
Timothy Hardy, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Virginia Beach, Va.
Allison Harp, Bend, Ore.
Rebekah Johnson, Montana
Andrew Lewis, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina
James Madsen, Kentucky
Katy McBeth, Agoura Hills, Calif.
Garrett Sadler, Aspendale, N.M.
Katie Walker, Beaverton, Ore.
Monique Ching, Iraq
Sharon Jarquin, Nicaragua
Bianca Monge, Uganda
Hannah Pippen, Mexico and Philippines
Lance Rhodes, Central Asia
Additionally, one student is serving at undisclosed international locations.
If you are aware of any HPU students in the mission field this summer who are not listed here, please contact the Office of University Marketing and Communications at (325) 649-8046.