Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Commissioning Chapel

Here is a cell phone picture from today's commissioning of Southeastern's 2+2 and 2+3 students going out to Central Asia later this year. Dr. Jerry Rankin spoke, and the Boards of Trustees and Visitors were on campus, too.

As the prayer time ensued and I watched faculty and trustees gather around and lay hands on these young students to send them to shine the light of Christ in places of spiritual darkness, I couldn't help thinking of that famous picture of Adoniram Judson, Luther Rice, and others being commissioned as what turned out to be the first Baptist missionaries. What a missionary heritage!