The article below is from the Feb. 20, 2013, issue of The Tidings.
Every year, thousands of college students descend on Panama City Beach during Spring Break looking to have a good time. Many of them are secretly hurting and searching for meaning in life. BeachReach is a unique missions experience designed to meet these students in surprising ways and point them towards Jesus through acts of servant evangelism.
At BeachReach, college students spend their Spring Break serving other students through free van rides for those who shouldn’t drive and free pancakes for breakfast each morning. During these interactions, they have the opportunity to verbally share the hope and love that Christ has for them. Throughout the week, attendees also enjoy insightful teaching and worship from some of the best leaders in college and young adult ministry.
We have over 75 of your Louisiana Tech students who have committed to training and volunteering to become part of this awesome missions opportunity. These students will be giving up their Spring Break so that they might change the life of another college student for eternity. The cost for the missions experience is $325. That’s right, your college students are paying to use their Spring Break to share Jesus without fear with college students they do not know. I hope that you will … commit to pray for them … as they serve February 27-March 5. Our verse of encouragement for this missions experience is, “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will NOT overpower it.” Matthew 16:18.
–by Casey Casady, Minister to College Students