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College freshman Shemaiah Strickland suffered with horrible nightmares when she first came to Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Adjusting to being away from her home in Atlanta for the first time, she said she just wanted to belong. Strickland attended a university organization fair and met North American Mission Board missionary Vickie Stewart, who was staffing a booth with fellow campus chaplains for The University Memorial Chapel.

Strickland had prayed to God for help with her loneliness. "I asked God what to do, and He sent me to Vickie," she said.

Stewart gave Strickland her card and invited her to call whenever she wanted to talk. She made the call, and Stewart later led her to Christ.

Though Strickland had attended church off and on, she says she never felt she had a personal relationship with Jesus. She started going to Stewart's weekly on-campus B...

North American Mission Board missionary Vivian McCaughan enters Hidden Valley Estates in Wentzville, Missouri, and thanks God for the changes she sees.

Vivian points out the new community center, the tidy landscaping and the covered pavilion built on the dusty spot where outdoor baptisms once took place in a rented cattle tank.

But mostly, she thanks God for transformed lives. She remembers back almost twenty years ago when she first saw the 200-unit apartment community as a suffering mass of humanity. In those days, the complex was infested with drugs and crime.

McCaughan got behind the work begun in 1990 by Pastor Dan Hite and forty-five members of Christian Family Fellowship, which began its ministry by serving a Thanksgiving meal to 230 residents. The Twin Rivers Baptist Association had targeted the...

North American Mission Board missionary Vivian McCaughan enters Hidden Valley Estates in Wentzville, Missouri, and thanks God for the changes she sees.

Vivian points out the new community center, the tidy landscaping and the covered pavilion built on the dusty spot where outdoor baptisms once took place in a rented cattle tank.

But mostly, she thanks God for transformed lives. She remembers back almost twenty years ago when she first saw the 200-unit apartment community as a suffering mass of humanity. In those days, the complex was infested with drugs and crime.

McCaughan got behind the work begun in 1990 by Pastor Dan Hite and forty-five members of Christian Family Fellowship, which began its ministry by serving a ...