Front Row (left to right):

Maura Bickner

School/Year/Major: University of Sioux Falls, Senior, Business & Accounting

What are you most excited about for your trip to the UK?: I just want to meet these Sheffield students already! And also get a feel for if Sheffield could be a place that I might want to go long term if the expansion goes through.

What are you most nervous about for the trip?: To be honest, I am probably most nervous for rejection and students thinking I am weird.

What is a prayer request you have for the summer?: That when sharing the gospel with girls I will not try to add anything to the gospel (1 Cor. 3:11) so they would think highly of me, but rather boast in my weakness as to proclaim the sufficiency of Christ (2 Cor. 12:9).

Random Fact: I prefer to drink hot chocolate in the summer and eat ice cream in the winter. I just think they taste better that way.

 

Meg O’Toole

School/Year/Major: Georgia College, Senior, History and Psychology

What are you most excited about for your trip to the UK?: I am most excited about the diversity of the students over there because there isn’t must diversity at my school here.

What are you most nervous about for the trip?: I had some general fears of not connecting with students on campus or not getting along with the team, but after talking with a friend, I was reminded of Isaiah 41:10, that in all my fears, the Lord is still with me. So I’m not too nervous…just really excited for the trip!

What is a prayer request you have for the summer?: Praying for the opportunity to meet and connect with international students who could bring the gospel back to their home countries.

Random Fact: I have Pteronophobia or fear of being ticked due to various tickle attacks in childhood.

 

Kate Hoyles

School/Year/Major: University of Minnesota, Junior, Nursing

What are you most excited about for your trip to the UK?: I am most excited to see how God will work through our seed-planting and faith in a very post-Christian country filled with so many people who have never even heard of Jesus.

What are you most nervous about for the trip?: I am most nervous for conversing with people who have no concept of who Jesus is and are so hard set in atheism or an anti-Christian worldview. (Prayer request too!)

What is a prayer request you have for the summer?: I want prayer that I (and the team) will be constant in prayer and trusting in God alone for satisfaction, growth, and fruit throughout the trip, even as things are though and we meet opposition and other discouragements.

Random Fact: I LOVE dad-humor and terrible, punny jokes.

 

Lindsey Oawster

School/Year/Major: Bethel University, Junior, Relational Communications & Art Minor

What are you most excited about for your trip to the UK?: I am most excited that Campus Outreach has the potential to expand to the UK and I am excited to see the lasting effects that it could have on students’ lives.

What are you most nervous about for the trip?: Most nervous about connecting with students on campus.

What is a prayer request you have for the summer?: Prayer that friendships will form with students on the campus. That I would not trust in my own ability to share the gospel, but believe that God has the power to work all things out.

Random Fact: I love interior design and I could watch HGTV all the time.

 

Back Row (left to right):

Peter Scheerer

School/Year/Major: University of St. Thomas, Senior, Neuroscience and Spanish

What are you most excited about for your trip to the UK?: I am most excited to meet students and to see what it looks like to do ministry in a cross cultural context, because this is my first ever mission trip.

What are you most nervous about for the trip?: I think that the things I am most nervous for is that I would fail to be bold and share my faith when I am there.

What is a prayer request you have for the summer?: I think that the biggest prayer request that I have is that I would trust in the sufficiency of Christ and not myself.

Random Fact: I studied abroad for one month in Havana, Cuba.

 

Ben Hansen

School/Year/Major: Bethel University, Junior, Environmental Studies

What are you most excited about for your trip to the UK?: One of the things that I get really excited about in particular is tutoring international students. I am thrilled to be a part of a huge movement that God is orchestrating in England right now, and come alongside the local church there.

What are you most nervous about for the trip?: Students in the UK not being receptive to the gospel.

What is a prayer request you have for the summer?: I have been praying that 8 college students would come to know Christ this summer.

Radom Fact: I don’t know how to burp.

 

Chris Lovdal

School/Year/Major: University of Minnesota, Junior, Mathematics

What are you most excited about for your trip to the UK?: Investigating the campus for the future Campus Outreach expansion!

What are you most nervous about for the trip?: Keeping connections with students as their term ends part way through our trip.

What is a prayer request you have for the summer?: A strong team dynamic; that we would rely on each other and would work through any issues that arise.

Random Fact: I have a world record in Joggling (a track meet while juggling!)

 

Kevin Langmade

School/Year/Major: University of Northwestern, Junior, Biomedical Engineering

What are you most excited about for your trip to the UK?: I’m most excited about getting to know students from a different country.

What are you most nervous about for the trip?: I am most nervous about not being able to find students to connect with because it is at the end of the school year.

What is a prayer request you have for the summer?: That the team would be able to connect well and rely on each other throughout the summer.

Random Fact: I haven’t cut my hair in two years.

 

The team leaders, Steve and Lindsay Discher are on the far right. They are on staff with Campus Outreach serving at Bethel University.

 

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