About Summer Missions

Lauren

Woman Looking at Mountains in Sunset
“I was terrified about making the wrong decision so much so that it kept me from making any decision at all.”

My experience on a Summer Mission last summer sparked a longing for adventure in my heart. Sure, there was pressure to pursue an internship that would build my resumé, but I felt the Holy Spirit calling me in a different direction.

God took many opportunities to develop my heart for the Middle East during the last school year. On my previous Summer Mission trip, a visitor spoke on various worldwide unreached people groups. When a specific Middle Eastern group appeared on the screen during the presentation, I felt God tug on my heart and lead me toward this part of the world for the first time. Still, my heart was so conflicted between a need to launch my career and a desire to serve the Lord.

I took a step of faith and applied for Oasis. After I was accepted, I only felt affirmation that this was exactly what God wanted me to do through books I was reading, relationships, and flooding financial support. I learned that when I take a step of faith, I can rest in God's promises and enjoy the adventure He has planned for us.

Lauren attended Oasis in 2014.

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