McDowell learns the importance of prayer and Bible study during mission trip to Italy


12895249_10153330883711604_939395200_nKassie McDowell said one of the most impactful things she learned on her mission trip to Italy, was the importance of studying God’s word and praying with her team members.

McDowell spent her Spring Break on a one-week trip to Salerno, Italy with Grace Bible Church in Oxford.

“The first night was huge for our ministry because the people we met were the students we got to pour into during our whole trip,” McDowell said.  “There were a few guys on the trip who I have been friends for years and they pray for each other and they study the Word together, so they were able to not only let the Lord work through themselves as individuals, but also as a body or group of guys. Our team worked smoothly and very efficiently.” Continue reading

Blaylock to serve as a summer missionary to Italy


brad blaylockAccording to studies, there are 1.8 million students in Italy and less than 100 people trying to reach them for Christ.

This summer, Brad Blaylock of Eupora will be one of a team of Campus Crusades for Christ volunteers who will travel to Rome, Italy for a five-week summer missions trip that will involve food, sports and various services projects.

“While we are on summer break college students in Rome are in full swing,” Blaylock said, “so our goal is to make relationships with college students with the intention of leading them to Christ! We will be partnering with Cru on campus in Rome to help us get plugged into the community.”

Blaylock, who is finishing his sophomore year at The University of Mississippi, said he hopes to share his passion for Christ, as well as connect new believers with a place to worship God.

“I came to Ole Miss without really knowing anybody,” Blaylock said. “I believe it’s extremely important for Christians to find a place to worship and hang out with other believers. Cru has provided me with exactly that. It’s a perfect place for me to grow in my faith while at the same time develop meaningful relationships.” Continue reading