Walla Walla University will hold its annual Student Missions vespers on October 21 at 8 p.m. in the Walla Walla University Church. This event will highlight returned student missionaries who served previously both internationally and domestically.
Brendon Griffin, super senior automotive management major and student missions programming coordinator, said the goal of this vespers is to celebrate the student missionaries return back to campus and everything they accomplished during their mission year. “I like to think of it as a celebration and reintegration to campus,” says Griffin.
The student missions’ vespers will feature two student speakers: Curtis Morris and Rachel Langford. They will share about their time and experience as student missionaries while focusing on challenges and highlights they encountered.
A tradition that has been done in previous years that is occurring this year is a processional of the student missionaries. This will occur after the opening song and the student missionaries will walk in carrying flags that represent the location they served in.
At the end of the vespers there will be a mini mission fair in the lobby of the church. Tables will be set up in case any students are interested in becoming student missionaries or want to talk and hear stories about previous student missionaries experience. These tables will showcase different items and decorations that student missionaries have brought back from their locations.
The University Church is located at 212 S.W. Fourth St, College Place, WA 99324.
The student missions’ vespers is one of many events planned for Parents’ Weekend. Access the full weekend schedule at wallawalla.edu/family-weekend