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Missions Week starts Sept. 19 at Campbellsville University

By Simon Baker, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Missions Week will occur the week of Sept. 19 at Campbellsville University.

Dr. Twyla Hernandez, professor of Christian missions at Campbellsville University, said Missions Week started in 2011 with the 24-hour Prayer Tent for the Nations.

She said Missions Week is a week in which the campus focuses on how everyone can be  involved in missions locally, nationally and internationally.

Hernandez said Missions Week provides missions education through different global experiences and highlights opportunities that Campbellsville University has to participate in missions/service trips throughout the upcoming year.

Hernandez began her missions career serving in Argentina and has served in many other countries. Her ministry has focused on Hispanic church planting and being the president of the Hispanic Baptist Bible Institute.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, students are invited to participate in a Global Travel Simulation in front of Montgomery Library, 116 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky. This will help students learn about traveling internationally and an international market.

Monday, at 7 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, students are encouraged to come out to learn how to prepare for mission trips in an event known as Missions Moment.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in front of Montgomery Library, students are welcome to come learn about and sign up for mission trips.

Also, on Tuesday, an event known as the Vine occurs in Ransdell Chapel. The Vine is a Bible study worship session with speakers, music and praising the Lord.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gennady and Mina Podgaisky are missionaries to Ukraine who will speak at Campbellsville’s weekly chapel service in Ransdell Chapel. During chapel there will be a Missions Trip Unveiling and a Buckner Shoe Project kickoff.

The Buckner Shoe Project provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and around the world.

Beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the Student Activity Center, 106 University Drive, Campbellsville, a 24-Hour Prayer Tent Kickoff occurs. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the prayer tent.

A day trip to eastern Kentucky is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 22. The 24-Hour Prayer Tent continues until 11 a.m. in the Student Activity Center.

A campus retreat is from Friday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 25.

The public is invited to chapel.

Chapels are televised on WLCU (Comcast Cable channel 10 and digital channel 15), streamed on Campbellsville University’s Facebook page and can be found at

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