Throughout the week, the campus will be focused on “Build a City,” a People for Care and Learning project in Andong, Cambodia.
“We get excited about communicating missions to our students,” said Deborah Page, campus ministry secretary. “It is worth all the time and effort when we see students connect with these representatives who do more than talk about missions, but live it on a day-to-day basis.”
Since 1991, Missions Week has been carried out in honor of Lee University student, Dee Lavender, who died on a summer mission trip to Panama just before her 21st birthday. Missions Week projects have been in place for 20 years, and a week devoted to missions has been part of Lee programming since the 1940s.
During the week, chapel services and guest lecturers will provide students with information about Cambodia and other mission opportunities. Nearly 50 missionaries will be on campus during the week ready to share with students about the life of a missionary. In addition, missionaries will have exhibits in the Paul Conn Student Union.
Lee will sell Missions Week T-shirts with all profits and other donations going directly to “Build a City.” The shirts will be available in the Conn Center for a $15 donation.
Funds raised from Missions Week 2013 will go toward building an entire city in Andong, Cambodia. In the Build a City initiative, PCL aims to build 1,500 homes, provide a way for the families to own their land and house, provide reliable infrastructures, and create an environment that fosters education, economic development, job training and health improvements.