Ropes Recap & the Send-Off

ORU Missions Ropes is a week-long intensive training that every ORU missionary undergoes before departing on their missions trip. The purpose of this week is to train teams for effective discipleship in a cross-cultural context through physical challenges, team building activities, cultural immersion scenarios, evangelism and ministry preparation, and powerful night services. How powerful it was to see the Lord move, heal, and stir in students, even before they left on their trips! The ORU Missions & Outreach staff is so grateful to the 65 facilitators and support staff members that came together to serve, love, and train students, and to make Ropes 2019 possible.

After Ropes, teams departed on Sunday and Monday, and all teams have landed safe and healthy in country and have begun ministry with their contacts! Be on the lookout for team updates throughout the next month, and continue to pray for the 32 teams as they minister in 27 countries all over the world.

ROPES DIRECTOR BOBBY PARKS CHALLENGES TEAMS TO “LEAVE IT ALL OUT ON THE FIELD” DURING THEIR TRIP.

ROPES DIRECTOR BOBBY PARKS CHALLENGES TEAMS TO “LEAVE IT ALL OUT ON THE FIELD” DURING THEIR TRIP.

DURING ATHLETICS, TEAMS WERE CHALLENGED EMOTIONALLY, SPIRITUALLY, AND PHYSICALLY TO LEAN ON THE LORD AND ONE ANOTHER DURING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS.

DURING ATHLETICS, TEAMS WERE CHALLENGED EMOTIONALLY, SPIRITUALLY, AND PHYSICALLY TO LEAN ON THE LORD AND ONE ANOTHER DURING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS.

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, FACILITATORS AND VOLUNTEERS TOOK TIME TO PRAY FOR INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS BEFORE THEY DEPARTED.

THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, FACILITATORS AND VOLUNTEERS TOOK TIME TO PRAY FOR INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS BEFORE THEY DEPARTED.

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THE SCENARIOS TEAM HELPED TRAIN TEAMS TO BE CULTURALLY SENSITIVE AND EMOTIONALLY EQUIPPED FOR CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES.

THE SCENARIOS TEAM HELPED TRAIN TEAMS TO BE CULTURALLY SENSITIVE AND EMOTIONALLY EQUIPPED FOR CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES.

AT THE TEAM WALL, TEAMS WERE FACED WITH PERSONAL CHALLENGES AND ENABLED TO BOTH CROSS “OVER” THEIR OWN INSECURITIES AND HELP OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.

AT THE TEAM WALL, TEAMS WERE FACED WITH PERSONAL CHALLENGES AND ENABLED TO BOTH CROSS “OVER” THEIR OWN INSECURITIES AND HELP OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.