Baptist Collegiate Ministries Students at the Naval Academy Go on Mission in San Diego

Baptist Collegiate Ministries Students at the Naval Academy Go on Mission in San Diego
Students from the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at the Naval Academy pray with a young man while on a mission trip to San Diego. (submitted photo)

SAN DIEGO (BP) –Serving in the military is “noble and good,” says Justin Woods, but it’s not enough for some of the midshipmen at the 4,400-student U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

A cadre of the 150 students involved with Baptist Collegiate Ministries at the Naval Academy have been going on mission to San Diego each summer for the last five years. There were 22 students on the team this summer.

“The military isn’t sufficient to satisfy restoration and peace with God,” Woods, the BCM director at the Naval Academy, told Baptist Press.

“It’s not designed to satisfy our deepest needs. It can never actually satisfy our soul. We ultimately find our peace and purpose in relationship with Jesus.”

Woods, who also serves as an Air Force Reserves chaplain and collegiate military catalyst for the North American Mission Board, has been BCM director at the Naval Academy since 2010.

“During the school year I am there to make disciples who make disciples,” Woods said. “We serve as a missional outreach for local churches.”

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Source: Baptist Press

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