The Lord opened the doors for Hartland College to have a booth.
I’ve been looking for a college with a missionary emphasis,” said Catherine.* “Your program sounds exactly like what I’ve been looking for! ”For many years, Hartland has taken students to the annual GYC (Generation of Youth for Christ) convention and been blessed by the messages and fellowship, but this year was different. This year, not only were we able to attend, but the Lord opened the doors for Hartland College to have a booth, sharing with the thousands who came to GYC about the opportunities the Lord has for young people at Hartland.
“I’ve heard so much about Hartland!” some said when they saw our booth. “What do I need to do to become a student?” Others had never heard of Hartland before and were interested in learning more. We met many faithful young people who feel called to be missionaries and are looking for a place to prepare for service. Several asked about enrolling in our online distance learning program. Many alumni also stopped by to catch up on how the Lord is continuing to bless the work at Hartland. One man had recently interacted with a couple of our interns. He was so positively impressed that he said, “When my children are college age, I want to send them to Hartland!”
One thing that made Hartland’s booth unique was the midwifery display with several models of the development of fetuses in the womb. “What is this for?” everyone wanted to know. “How amazing that a little baby in the womb is so perfectly formed at only ten weeks of life!” they marveled. Patti Barnes, Midwifery Program Director, was there to share how young ladies could be trained to become childbirth educators, doulas, and midwives. This generated numerous inquiries and interests.
By the time GYC ended, we had distributed all 900 of the DVDs we had brought, given away many brochures and student handbooks, and talked with an untold number of people. We praise God
for the opportunity He opened to be able to share, assist, and participate in GYC. We look forward to how the Lord will use the seeds planted there to germinate and bear fruit as missionaries for the Master to hasten His coming!
Check out page 5 to read Lanardo’s story of how God used GYC to bring him to Hartland! *Catherine is a pseudonym.