by Maria Brannen
“. . . How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Romans 10:15) Today, we held our State Youth/High School Bible Drill and Student Speakers Competition at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center at Norman Park.
Our State Student Speakers Winner, Triston Smith from Tunnel Hill FBC challenged us today during the conclusion of his speech:
It only has to start with one. Inspiration can take root anywhere no matter your age, finances, or plans. I want this to be less of a speech and more of a challenge. There are people that currently don’t know the name of Jesus and will not know Him unless people like us uproot ourselves for the gospel and implant ourselves into the culture and language of another nation. Yes, missions can take place in our communities, but I’m speaking of the 2.8 billion that have never heard of Jesus. I pray that today someone will take the call to give his or her life for the sake of the gospel. May The Lord of the harvest bring forth workers. With this question I finish, “Do you have beautiful feet?”
Smith, who is a senior, shared his future plans – “At this time I plan to go to Mercer University to study biomedical engineering while pursuing my pilot’s license to one day go after the 4,000 plus unreached people groups.”
Triston along with our State Youth Bible Drill Winner, Kyle Brannen from FBC, Monroe and our State High School Winner, Jacob McDonald from Tabernacle Baptist in Macon will be representing Georgia at the National Bible Drill Drill and Speakers Competition at FBC, Helen in June.