This past week, Heritage held its annual Missions Conference. It’s easily one of the highlights of the entire year! The conference was led by Brea Gaudaur, an MK (missionary kid) from Kenya, and her team of Heritage students. Students led the musical worship, ran the international soccer tournament and baked for the Cake Auction (more on that later!).
Over thirty missionaries were on campus to lead seminars and meet with students over lunch and in the residence halls. Our plenary speaker was Pastor Steve Paul from Emmanuel Baptist Church in Barrie. Steve’s messages were richly biblical and highly practical; he and his family served in Chad for a number of years before returning to Canada.
The grand finale of the conference was the Cake Auction on Wednesday evening. Students baked outlandish cakes and then pooled their money to bid on them. Cakes sold for hundreds of dollars (a total of more than $7,000 was raised this year). All the money will be used to support Heritage students going on missions trips this summer. Students who are part of the SERVE experience will be in Romania and Japan this summer. A musical team is also headed to Brazil.
Our mission at Heritage is to train students to live on mission for Christ. We want them to be passionate about bringing the gospel to all people—in Canada and around the world.
Missions conference is one of the reasons Linda and I love serving at Heritage. Please pray that God would continue to give our students (and all of us!) a heart for the world!
The conference is student-run and missionary supported (we had over 40 missions reps on campus)