This week, many BCM Students will begin serving around the world in summer mission programs, local churches, and camps. Please pray that their work will be blessed and that they will grow in Christ as they serve.
Benjie Shaw, Baptist Collegiate Specialist
University of Tennessee, Health Science Center, Memphis
Favorite Food: Depends on my mood. I love lasagna, jambalaya, and most types of seafood. I also have a sweet tooth. A good banana pudding is hard to beat!
Favorite Movie: That’s hard…. I can’t pick just one!
Favorite Song: “Addict With A Pen” by 21 Pilots
Favorite Quote: “It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover the ability in others is the true test.” – Elbert Hubbard
If you have free time, what do you do? I’m a nerd so I’ll usually read. I typically work through 5-6 books at a time. When I need to relax, I read comic books. I love superheroes!
Last movie you watched: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Last book you read: “Churchless” by David Kinnaman
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Are you right or left handed? Right
Why do you do what you do? I love influencing students at a formative period in their lives with the Gospel and helping them navigate a difficult period of time in their identity formation as a follower of Christ.
What is the most encouraging aspect of collegiate ministry? Seeing a student “get it”, whatever “it” is in a way that changes how he/she lives.
What mission destination most impacted you? My first international mission trip to North Africa
1) A smooth move to From Murfreesboro to Memphis in the coming weeks
2) That we would find a good church in Memphis quickly
3) That I would form solid, Christ-centered relationships with the students at UT – Health Science Center in the first semester.