I (Ali) have been surprised as I have been talking to friends about the upcoming Urbana conference how so many have never heard of it! Urbana is a very large student missions conference – over 16,000 will attend this year. It is located in St. Louis, MO from December 27-31. Scott and I will both be going, along with about 35 others representing Pioneers to recruit and talk with attendees at the conference. For those of you who haven’t heard about Urbana, click HERE.
This is a mostly exciting and somewhat nerve-wracking thing for me. I have always wanted to attend Urbana, so it’s a dream come true! It will be my first recruiting trip, which is fun and also intimidating. I’m quite introverted and the whole concept of recruiting is a bit daunting – talking to people I don’t know for 5 days in a row. But getting to share our experience on the field and with Pioneers as an organization with other people is something I love to do, so it’s very exciting too!
We would ask for your prayers during the Urbana week:
*for energy and stamina to invest in good conversations throughout the week
*for me to rest in what I do know and not worry about what I don’t, when talking with attendees
*for our kids (and their aunt and uncle who are staying with them!) as they are home without us – this will be the longest time we have been away from them