I have the privilege of being involved with several significant legacy ministries in global missions — Urbana, Lausanne, Missio Nexus, and Wycliffe Bible Translators. Many often ask me, “The past was great, but is there any hope for the next generation? Will they contribute anything at all to the spread of the gospel?”
As I look at this student generation and the next generation of missionaries, I have hope. I have hope because I see 100,000s of American students who are committed to evangelism. In the last decade, InterVarsity has seen more students make first-time decisions for Christ than during any decade in its 72-year history.
I have hope because students have always led the way in changing the world, from 19-year old Samuel Mills in 1806, launching the North American missions movement from Williams College, to