Due to the pandemic graduation was postponed a couple of times and ended up not happening as we all wanted. It was a virtual commencement and the coolest thing was getting to watch it from home in our pajamas!! I couldn’t be happier and more thankful to God and all of you who helped me along these amazing four years at Harding University! ???
I feel extremely honored! It was indeed a nice surprise to be presented with the “outstanding student award” in my major (Bible and Missions)! ?? However, I am not alone in this as I have had so many people who have helped and encouraged me along this 4-year journey. A massive thank you to my family, my wife Tatiane and daughter Joanna, our several sponsors and supporters, the awesome professors at HU, my classmates, and many others. It would be almost impossible to mention everybody by name, but you know who you are!! ❤
To God be all the glory! ??
I feel very honored to have been selected to be a part of, this time, Alpha Chi. I have to make it clear, though, that I have so many people that have helped me along the way and, without them, none of such accomplishments would have been possible: first and foremost, our Lord God, but also my special wife Tati, my wonderful professors and awesome colleagues in the BMIN Program at HU, and my church family. Thank you all! ??
This Fall semester, Maikon will be taking four classes: Critical Issues in OT and NT, History of Missions, World Literature II (since 1500), and Western Civilization II (since 1500). It will be a lighter load because baby Joanna will be here in early November.
Today Maikon has started his senior year at Harding University, a journey that began three years ago. He says: “It’s been an amazing experience and I am so excited for these last two semesters ahead.” Our lives and future are in God’s hands! ??
We made it to Lithuania. Our Global Outreach team from Harding University will be here for two weeks as we will be encouraging the congregation in Vilnius and working at a kids camp! We’re excited to serve the Lord in this beautiful country! ?
Maikon has been taking his Bible electives in Missions pretty much since he started at Harding in 2016. Recent changes in the BMIN Program have allowed students to switch Bible majors if they so wish to. Maikon has taken advantage of this and switched to a BA in Bible and Missions.
Today Maikon attended Harding University’s Preachers Conference. The theme was “Preaching (The Rest Of) Revelation and the speakers were Dr. Kevin Youngblood and Dr. Devin Swindle.
On Friday and Saturday (Jan 25 and 26) we attended two Missions Advisory meetings at Harding University. Tati and I got to make good and valuable contacts for possible future supporters. One of these contacts was brother Donald Collins from Hot Springs Village, AR. He attended the event and wanted to meet us and learn more about our plans for South Florida.