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screenshot_2016-09-20-12-56-31Hannah Baptista

Starting Date: September 2016

Home State: Georgia

Testimony: I grew up in a Christian home where Jesus was the center. I became a Christian at an early age. When I was young, I went on a mission trip to Russia for a year with my parents. When I was fourteen, we went to Brazil for six months. In 2015, I went to Bangladesh with Teen Missions International. I stepped off the bus for boot camp, and  felt like the Lord was telling me that I would be attending school there.

When the summer was over, I went back home and told my parents about BMW and that I wanted to attend. They didn’t have peace about it at that time. For the next year, we prayed and looked into other schools and God never gave us peace about anything. God spoke to my parents and told them I was supposed to attend BMW, two months before BMW was to start. I am so excited to be here and about all that I am learning.

Prayer request:

– Growth in my walk with the Lord. 

– I would make the most of my time here.

– Homesickness.

5b03ce21911341abb46a32ef5a2f7158Hannah Ferguson

Starting Date: September 2016

Home State: Lousiana

Testimony: I was twelve years old when I first felt called to missions. Since then, missions has been my passion and main desire in life. I discovered Teen Missions through a random Google search and convinced my parents to let me go on the Guatemala team in 2014. That summer changed my life.

I returned to Teen Missions the next year. I thought it would be my last experience with Teen Missions. During the entire summer, I felt God calling me to attend BMW, but tried to deny it as much as possible. I eventually gave in to God’s plan, and I am now a student at BMW. Although I was hesitant to come at first, I am excited now, and I can’t wait to see what God does through my time here!

Prayer Requests:

– To become so firm in my faith that Jesus would be everything that I need

– A good attitude throughout my entire time here

– A heart to work and bring God glory through the way I serve Him


fitton-2016-06-19Cierra Fitton

Starting Date: September 2016

Home State: Florida

Jesus Christ saved me from all the heart-wrenching pain I used to feel daily, and ultimately from death. I didn’t care about God, actually I hated Him. I was convinced that I was a worthless nobody and with no real purpose. It was in the during the darkest time of my life that Jesus revealed Himself to me. Religion was the last thing in the world I wanted to hear about. But, as I soon found out, Jesus is not a religion. He wants a relationship with me, and He really genuinely cares.

Since I have had a relationship with God, He has placed a burden on my heart to be a missionary. While walking in the high school courtyard I randomly spoke out loud and said, “I want to be a missionary.” It came out of no where. To me, the term missionary means sharing God’s love and His Word wherever I go.

God is daily teaching His children what He knows we need. Because I desire to know the Bible better, I realized the next step would be attending Bible School. After traveling to Africa in 2014, Mr. Bland spoke to me about BMW, and it has been on my heart since. After two years of procrastinating, I finally came. I know this time is about growing in God and learning always to trust Him in everything.

“As the deer pants for the water brooks,
 So my soul pants for You, O God.”

Psalm 42:1 NASB

Prayer requests:

– Die daily to myself to live for Christ

– For my family and friends back home and here

– Stronger in God to resist the devil.

annieAnnie Russum

Starting Date: September 2016     Home State: Kansas

Testimony: I’ve had a heart for lost people in remote places since I became devoted to Christ. I’ve focused my thoughts on the people who have never heard the name of Jesus. Asking myself, how can they know about His truth and mercy if they never heard?

Romans 1:20 NKJV says, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.”

This verse, and other scriptures and discussions, have prevented me from deep discouragement. However, I feel as Christians, it is a calling from Christ to go share His Word, what He did to save us, and disciple people for His Kingdom.

This year I felt God reveal that my future will not be in the U.S., my life is not meant to be cozy and settled down, having a family here. I have an idea about the location that God will place me in, but I’m waiting for Gods guidance to make His will clear. I’m excited about the year and all I learned. God has allowed me to see so much and I know that God created me to do this work for Him.

On a ride to Thailand, I sat next to two guys who were unbelievers. We started with basic conversation that led to why I was in Cambodia and what I believe. They asked good questions and we discussed a variety of topics. However, at times, I didn’t know what to say. They didn’t agree with my beliefs, but were open to listening and supported their own beliefs. Through this experience I felt God calling me to know His Word more deeply and attend BMW.

Prayer requests:

– Peace

– Ability to accept change

– To fight bitterness 


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