During the final chapel service of the 2011-12 school year, 21 prospective Union College student missionaries and task force workers were dedicated for a year of service in places all around the globe. Friends and faculty members surrounded those who were present today and offered heartfelt prayers for their safety and success. A few of the students have already begun their terms of service.

Because of the flexible nature of mission service, not all the students know yet what they will be doing or even where they will end up. But each one is committed to taking a year from their college classrooms and immersing themselves in the lives of other people.

“The most exciting part of my job is when students discover their passion in life and use it for serving others,” said Rich Carlson, chaplain at Union College. “I am very happy to be sending out such a large group this year.”

For more information on the Union College student missions program click here.