SLAD Missions

Missions | God is calling You 

Want to see what it takes to be a missionary? Learn more from our past missionaries and from our current opportunities!


Meet our Past Missionaries

Melissa Anderson

I served on the beautiful, Micronesian island of Kosrae during the 2016-17 school year. I taught 3rd and 4th grade, basically never wore shoes, and picked fruit straight off trees. This year taught me several important life lessons. 1) I’m not anyone’s savior; I just need to love people regardless of my location. 2) I shouldn’t take myself so seriously (it’s totally okay to be laughed at). 3) Wear sunscreen (for real, ya’ll). This year was the best of my life to date because it involved so much growth (mainly achieved by discomfort) and I would go back a million times just to experience it again.

Mathew Hanson

I served as a student missionary on the island of Yap Micronesia. Originally, I had planned on being a 3rd grade teacher, so you can imagine my surprise, when I ended up teaching high school! I was SO nervous preparing to serve as a student missionary yet, my time as a student missionary has given me some of the best memories of my life! I personally believe that everyone should take a year or two to go and serve as a student missionary. Even if your experience is not the same as mine, being a student missionary prepares you in many aspects of life. Go now and serve!

Cecilia Cabrera

My time in Saipan was amazing. Best decision I could’ve made after graduation! It was a time that God set apart to help me grow as a Christian and restart my relationship with Him. After a typhoon category 5 hit the island, teaching became harder, but God showed me through service that even in adversity, He blesses. He showed me that His grace and love abound even in the tiniest speck in the ocean, and that there’s a lot we still need to share.