"Prayer is your most important resource"
pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for
powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be a
"Recently, we visited a young adult handicapped association in Sofia, Bulgaria.
One of the young members there said to us: We can't heal our bodies; so, at least help us heal
SNU's goal is for every student to
have some significant cross-cultural experience. The capstone goal would be for graduates to
follow the "Mormon model" in giving a year or more abroad of volunteer service to world
evangelism. It's a BHAG -- one of those Big Hairy Audacious Goals that James Collins and Jerry
Porras talk about.
Among the visionaries who set that program into motion in 1994 were SNU's President Loren Gresham and then-religion-department head Roger Hahn along with Robert Scott and Hermann Gschwandtner from Nazarene World Missions. For his tenacious creativity in the effective use of youthful volunteers in missionary outreach, Herman Gschwandtner received an honorary doctorate from SNU in 1998.
SNU works closely with David Cooper, Marty Hoskins, and Duane Baty of the Nazarene World Mission Division office to place these young volunteers. After completing approved training, that office signs the SNU volunteers to one-year Mission Corps contracts.
Our volunteers have also gone overseas with organizations like Youth With a Mission (YWAM) and Operation Mobilization (OM).
Adapted from Marching to a Different Drummer by Jim Raymo, Christian Literature Crusade, 1996
Board of General Superintendents, Church of the Nazarene
Howard H. Stevenson, quoted by
during the fall 1999 Southern Europe Field Partners meeting at SNU
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Updated: February 8, 2019