Modern day slavery is not just some far-away myth, it is real. In fact, some estimates have it listed as a $150 billion industry. MBU students are standing up against this heinous offense, bringing awareness to the issue and doing something about it.
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The leadership team for The International Justice Mission at Missouri Baptist University includes, left to right, Alexander Menz, vice president for campus outreach; Christian Akridge, vice president of communications; Grace Woodward, president, and Meredith Linn, vice president of prayer. To find IJM on Instagram, follow @ijm_at_mbu.
John Smith fell through the ice of Lake St. Louis over five years ago and spent 15 minutes submerged under its frozen surface, leaving him dead for over an hour. However, the power of hundreds of prayers produced a miracle as Smith was revived without explanation and fully recovered from the incident. Two firefighters involved in the rescue operation, Christopher Fay and Joseph Morrow, were firsthand witnesses to the events depicted in the movie “Breakthrough,” released in 2019.
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Christopher Fay, a firefighter from the Lake St. Louis Fire Department, points to the spot on the lake where John Smith was located when rescue crews retrieved him from beneath the icy surface.
MBU seniors Sarah Broyles and Audrey Frost interviewed William J. Federer, best-selling author from St. Louis, at the Fall Media Talk. Federer provided insightful historical context to modern events that have shaped our lives, approaching many current challenges from a Christian perspective.
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In MBU’s Dale Williams Fine Arts Center inside the Don and Mary Pillsbury Wainwright Performance Hall, Audrey Frost (right), a communications major, interviews William Federer (left) alongside Sarah Broyles (center), a public relations major. Federer, who graduated from St. Louis University, is a nationally known speaker and has written over 20 books.