MEET ERIC FOSHEE: an upcoming trip to Cuba found him needing a way to raise funds. He said yes to his calling, did the work, and saw the impact of his efforts.
Why do you think it’s important for students to serve internationally?
It’s the calling placed on each Christ follower to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and beyond-- to bear witness both here and abroad. We want to give students opportunities to experience cultures beyond their own and see how alike we all are.
What have you learn about yourself through coordinating mission trips?
It often takes a lot of effort and always takes a lot of prep. In spite of all that, I love the opportunity to do these things and lead others in missions.
What role has fundraising played in your ability to serve others?
The truth is missions require money to accomplish, especially international trips. Fundraising gives our students the opportunity to earn and work towards their goals.
If you could tell the world one thing about serving others, what would you say?
We sometimes think we’re going into other places and cultures to “help” them or even “save them”, and God ends up doing big things in us as we go. There’s no greater privilege than to carry the gospel to the world through loving others.
What advice do you have for someone about to start the fundraising process?
Start soon, get the community involved, and get others to help organize and execute.