Around the state, college campuses are having Freshmen Orientations which offer a great opportunity to meet students who will be coming Fall semester. Pray that the BCMs will be able to connect with students even before they arrive in the Fall.
Haley Cowley, MTSU Associate Collegiate Specialist
Name:Haley Brooke Cowley
Why do you do what you do? I love college students and the time of life they are in. It is exciting and I want to help them be excited about Jesus.
Favorite Quote: Do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa
Favorite Movie: The Grinch
Favorite Song: In Awe by Hollyn
Favorite Food: Mac and cheese
Prayer Requests: 1. My husband and I are hoping to adopt. Please pray for the process. 2. For a renewed heart among our leadership team 3. For students to get to know and love Jesus this year!
What is the most encouraging aspect of collegiate ministry? Seeing students grow with Christ in ways they haven’t before. It is a wonderful thing!
Who most influenced your spiritual life when you were college age? My campus minister Stacy Murphree
What mission destination most impacted you? PERU
What is the most powerful quote you have heard from a college student? “It’s not about the BCM, it’s about the Gospel”
What is your Favorite outdoor activity? Softball
How many years you have been a collegiate minister? 2
When you really need to spend one quiet hour with Jesus, where do you go? My car. I love praying and singing worship in my car.
Last movie you watched: The Shack
Last book you read: Trained in the Fear of God
Coffee or Tea? COFFEE
What is the book, TV show or movie “everybody” loves that you just don’t get? Star Wars
Are you Left or Right Handed? Left
UTHSC BCM Mission Trip To Ecuador
Benjie Shaw, Baptist Collegiate Specialist, UTHSC
Continue to pray for the Ecuador Mission Trip
Tuesday, June 20th: Another clinic day at the camp. Pray for endurance as the second day can start to feel a little long. Pray for continued spiritual conversations with students and patients alike. Specifically, please pray for our group devotion time in the evenings. This will be a time when I’m challenging the group to honestly, deeply consider what it means to follow Jesus.
Wednesday, June 21st: Clinic day at a local school with ties to Compassion International. We worked here last year and had tremendous opportunities at conversations with students, faculty, and parents.
Thursday, June 22nd: This is our fun day. We’re taking a bus to go zip-lining in the Amazon and touring a nearby chocolate factory. Pray that we will all be able to catch our breath and be refreshed for the last few days of work. Continue to pray for opportunities for spiritual conversations with our students.
Friday, June 23rd: Returning for a second day of clinic at the Compassion school. Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel with the students, the faculty, and parents with whom we interact.
Saturday, June 24th: Half-day clinic in nearby town. Pray for focus as we finish out the week. After clinic, we’re returning to the camp to pack then heading to the airport. We will fly through the night and return to Memphis on Sunday morning.
Guatemala Mission Trip
What an incredible time we had in Guatemala. With two leaders and eight college students we headed to San Pedro Guatemala to work in the schools and town. We did Bible stories and English lessons in the classrooms with students ranging from 3-17. We taught crafts to the younger ones to help them recall the story and asking the older students how the specific Bible stories applied in their lives. Having to teach such a range of ages really challenged the team to think of how to teach to anyone. The last day of teaching was spent on the story of Christ and his crucifixion. Four students in the school accepted Christ that day which made for a terrific end to the week. While some of the students taught in the schools, others did home visits to local families that were connected to the church pastor. We were able to provide food supplies to the families and pray over them. Many shared difficult testimonies of the struggles and hardships they were facing and the students prayed boldly over their needs. For quite a few of the students, it was their first international mission trip, which created opportunity for dialogue on God’s command to go to the nations both in their college setting as well on summer missions. It was an incredible experience for all and we are so thankful for Tennessee Baptists who helped make it happen.