We are Going
Andrew Hopper desires to make disciples that make disciples. Hopper is a graduate of Southeastern and the lead pastor of Mercy Hill Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. He hopes to reach his city with the gospel so that they will in turn be sent out for the glory of God. He prays his church will be missions-minded and models that for his congregation and his family by going overseas every year.
London is an incredibly diverse city, and people are coming from all over the world to live there. God is moving many muslims to the city, and one Southeastern 2+2 family has been seeking to love that community for the last two years. They recognize what an incredible opportunity this is to reach people who otherwise may never have heard the gospel. "They need the gospel. And we're here, and we have the gospel. So let's give it to them as boldly and as lovingly as we can."
Several Southeastern families are finding ways to care for orphans and show the world a picture of what Christ has done for his children. Southeastern Professor Tony Merida and Alumni Justin and Rachel White and Chip and Ginny Perkins share their stories of adoption and the hope they have for their children to become disciple-makers. Southeastern seminary wife Megan Calhoun hopes to adopt eventually, but for now has found a unique way to support families currently adopting.
Matthew Hodges and Joel Harford desire to reach their city for Christ. Both are students at Southeastern and members of First Baptist Church of Durham, N.C., which is located in the heart of the urban center. They play baseball weekly at a nearby section 8 housing community, Liberty Street Apartments, regularly sharing the gospel and applying it to the lives of the young men they are getting to know.
Members of the Southeastern family, along with many others, serve women in crisis in Wake County through First Choice Pregnancy Solutions. Amber Lehman, CEO of First Choice and a graduate of The College at Southeastern, seeks to show women the love of Jesus through meeting their practical needs and empowering them to choose life for their children. Because of conversations with Amber and the financial support of First Choice, Jessica Jesse chose life for her now 6-year-old daughter and is raising her to know the same love of God that she has found.