Global Vision Week Brings the World to APU

by Randi Van Wyk '09

Every year Global Vision Week gives students a chance to experience cultures beyond America and learn how they can play a vital role in servingothers  around the world. People from all over the globe visit the campus to engage in dialog with APU students about God’s global perspective.

“I am honored to be a part of APU’s Global Vision Week,” former student and current missionary of Surf the Nations organization, Whitney Willitt said. “God is moving among the world’s nations and continually encourages me through the international community.”
 
The APU community interacted with more than 50 missionaries and international organizations throughout the week. Students, faculty, and staff sampled international foods, bought cultural goods and listened to international music as glimpses of other countries came to APU. Some of the week's events included World Market, Global Exposer, and Missionaries on the Walk.
 
Global Vision Week seeks to globally educate the APU community in hopes of fulfilling the Great Commission throughout the world. Events such as a dialog and film screening for Missio Docs (a documentary film series in which college students travel the world to explore the positive and negative effects of short-term missions trips), a global dinner and celebration, and daily prayer for missionaries, turned the campus into a reflection of the many nations and cultures of the world.