This year marks the 40th celebration year of Tuks Missions where this society has succeeded to expose and mobilise students to local and global missions, and to further connect them with missions’ organisations. This vision climaxes with the annual event ‘Missions Week’, This week has always been marked with divine fellowship, radical teaching, praise and worship, and connecting with people living out the dream.
“Missions week is not a feel good event, show or production about the love of Christ, but everything that happens that week needs to convey a weight and meaning of an outward movement of taking the Gospel (or this love of Christ) to those places where Christ is not accessible or freely worshipped. That is Missions Week at its core,” said Allen Baatsen, Chair-person of Tuks Missions.
The theme for this year conveys this in a beautiful and very specific word in terms of missions: FOOTPRINTS. Based on Isaiah 52:7, which inspired the slogan “making an impact, leaving footprints.”
Previous speakers include Carl Madeiras, Floyd McClung, George Verver, Grant Porter, Dave Hitchcock, Willy Crew, Mike Hack and Ryan Shaw. There is two renowned speakers lined up, with a wealth of wisdom and years of experience. They will be given the stage to share their life changing stories from their work within missionary fields and close restricted countries. Explaining the understanding of global events within the Kingdom context.
Missions Week deals specifically with the unreached people groups. Meaning it has to do with mobilising people to those places in the world where they simply do not have access to the Gospel. "We fully endorse local ministry and strongly encourage local involvement, to minister where they are at, but the Biblical mandate for missions is onto the ends of the earth,” describes the chair-person of Tuks Missions “and this is the heart beat of Missions Week.”
To find out more please visit “Tuks Mission Week” on facebook or follow them on twitter @tuksmissions.