Our four-person team had a very good week representing IM at the Urbana Student Missions Conference in December. The IM team was comprised of J.D. Reed, IM missionary in Bolivia; Imani Barbarin, IM staff; Sarah Strosahl-Kagi, IM consultant in volunteer ministry; and myself, IM director of Vocational Development.
We joined nearly 16,000 others in St. Louis for the week of challenging messages, Bible studies and conversations encouraging participants to consider God’s call to global mission service.
We had hundreds of visitors to our booth in the massive exhibit hall, and came out with over 180 leads (conversations with people interested in short- or long-term mission service) to follow up!