CCC's Arise (Young Adults) community is blessed to welcome Columbus State University international students each semester with a special dinner, and then partner with these students throughout the semester. This year's event, themed "Welcome to America," was held on August 18 and included a special meal, interactive games and dancing.
CCC has sent dozens of missionaries out into the world over the years. From planting churches in Europe to serving refugees in the Middle East to working with college students here in the U.S., our people are fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations.”
Two young adults from CCC are preparing to work in full-time missions, and each has a rather unique call in how they’re going to do so.
For Carly Blalock, it’s midwifery. Carly is training with GoMidwife, a Hawaii-based organization that equips and sends birth workers throughout the nations to teach and serve women during the childbearing years.
“Mothers and babies are dying everyday due to lack of adequate healthcare,” Carly says. “I am training with GoMidwife to become a Certified Professional Midwife and share the Gospel through midwifery. I feel called to areas where people are predominantly Muslim, but I want to be properly trained so that I can run birthing centers and train others with excellence no matter where I am in the world.”
Samuel Phillips also has a heart for international missions, along with a passion for aviation and a knack for fixing things. That combination will soon land him at Trinity Aviation Academy in Eatonville, Washington, where he’ll be training to serve as a missionary pilot and aircraft mechanic.
“Missionary pilots help share the Gospel by providing reliable transportation to local missionaries serving in remote regions, and by helping with relief in war-torn and natural disaster areas,” Samuel says. “After completing the three-year program at TAA, I hope to serve as a pilot and mechanic with an organization such as Mission Aviation Fellowship, New Tribes Mission, or wherever the Lord leads me.”
We wish Carly and Samuel the best as they step out in obedience to God’s call on their lives.
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