Orange City, Iowa — As the school has done for decades, a northwest Iowa college is sending people into the mission field over the summer.
Ten students from Orange City’s Northwestern College will spend a portion of their summers as short-term missionaries through the college’s Summer of Service, or “SOS” program. College officials tell us they will spend three to eleven weeks volunteering with mission agencies in Alaska, Colorado, Illinois, and Haiti.
Students will work with inner-city youth, lead Bible studies, teach English, provide manual labor, assist in a health clinic, evangelize, and organize camps. They’ll assist organizations including Echo Ranch Bible Camp, Pioneers, the Salvation Army, and United Christians International.
The officials tell us that since 1981, Northwestern’s SOS program has encouraged and prepared students to be effective Christian servants around the world. Team members raise their own funds through the support of family, friends, and their churches.
For a list of SOS team members, their dates of service, and details about their mission assignments, visit nwciowa.edu/SOSteam.