The Global Missions Experience will be taking place in Little Rock, AR at Camp Tahkodah on Sept. 27-30 andÂ will include classes, keynote speakers and a replica of everyday market experiences from around the world.
According to Harding University’s website, “The GME Market Experience is an amazing opportunity to get a taste of daily life in many countries. From haggling shopkeepers and roadside musicians to the noise of crowded streets, the GME market provides an overwhelming sensory experience.”
Grant Lawrence, senior environmental science major from Coleman, has a positive view of the workshop.
“They had a model of a 3rd world village marketplace where teams would travel around bartering with the shop keepers to purchase the supplies for their meal,” Lawrence said. “They then had to start their own fires to cook their meal.”
Larry Henderson, Halbert Institution for Missions coordinator, offers help to students wanting to attend the workshop.
“We had almost 80 ACU students last summer scattered around the world doing missionary internships and were debriefing them and getting reports back,” Henderson said. “Plus we’re recruiting for next year’s event.”
This workshop is designed for students who are in the Bible and Missions department or in the Agricultural department, but is open to students of any major.
“Our Halbert Institute for Missions will pay the $45 registration for people who want to go, however they must get there on their own,” Henderson said. “If you want to go, God bless you and we will help you by paying the registration fee.”
The Bible department is in the process of coordinating mission trips for the upcoming year as is Gary Green, coordinator for WorldWide Witness.
“Anyone who is interested in the mission world or sustainable agriculture with a focus on rebuilding broken hearts and strengthening lives should attend this workshop,” Lawrence said.
For more information about the workshop visit http://www.globalmissionsexperience.com/index.html