A Victorious Homecoming
Sam Fluegge spent 10 childhood years in Togo, West Africa, with his family, who were Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod missionaries. But when they moved to the U.S., Sam left memories of Togo behind. A missions study trip back to West Africa reconnected him to his past, potentially redefined his future — and earned him $1,000 as the winner of the Great Commission Showcase.
As a highly organized person, Emily Crosby ’18, an English major, had her life planned out — until she participated in an exchange program between Concordia University Irvine and Urawa Lutheran School in Japan. She fell in love with the Land of the Rising Sun and recounted her journey of moving there in a top-prize-winning entry in CUI’s Great Commission Showcase.
Grounded Faith: Teaching Ministry in Hungary Leads to New Life Goal
Taylor Kelso, our 2016-17 Great Commission Showcase winner, discovered her love for teaching when she was invited to join her church on a bi-annual missions trip to Hungary.
God’s Love Incarnate: Service Ministry Leads to Gospel Proclamation in Kolkata, India
April Hall, our 2015-16 Inaugural Great Commission Showcase winner, served for two weeks in Kolkata, India at a home for elderly adults with the nuns of the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa.