Greenville, S.C. (July 31, 2013) Thirteen Bob Jones University students traveled to Utah and Nevada for a missions trip June 19-July 22. The team, led by BJU administrator Jon Daulton and his wife, Kim, ministered at nine churches and a camp. The students participated in a variety of ministries including assisting in church services, door-to-door evangelism, light constructions projects, sports camp, Vacation Bible School, and staffing a summer camp for one week.
“It was my family’s joy to lead this team,” said Jon Daulton. “The students showed tremendous initiative, flexibility, and servant mindedness in a way that I believe has and will make an eternal impact on the lives we touched.”
One of the highlights was designing and building a float for a church in Salina, Utah, to use in the town’s July 4th parade. The float was near the front of the parade and team members handed out water bottles wrapped in the church name to those watching the parade.
Later in the trip, the team was able to provide counseling and operational staff for a camp. Three junior high campers trusted Christ for salvation during the week. One young man was so excited to realize Christ had died to “pay for all my sins!”
During their five weeks of ministry in the American West, the team traveled 6,650 miles.