Students, staff, and faculty at Lee University are this week celebrating the 2012 Dee Lavender Missions Week. This year’s theme is “Lee for India,” and focuses attention on, and will send aid to, El Shaddai Home for Children in Igatpuri, Maharashtra in India.
“Missions Week is an on-campus opportunity to focus on a specific part of the world. We will pray for them, we will learn more about their culture, and we will raise money for a project within that country in order to further the Gospel of Christ,” said Deborah Page with Lee Campus Ministries.
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 nearly 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 India and other mission opportunities.
Funds raised from Missions Week T-shirts will go towards the purchase of a pre-existing compound built to be an orphanage. Lee will work with a team in India to allow for more than 100 boys and girls to have proper accommodations to enhance their opportunity for growth in body, mind, and spirit.
© 2012 Church of God World Missions