Jesus said to his apostles, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven
and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching
them to observe all that I commanded you..." (Matt. 28:18-20). Based on
these words of Jesus and many examples of the early church, the Davis
church of Christ has a strong interest in spreading the gospel to all
nations. During the past few years Bernard Howell, one of our evangelists
and a former missionary in Italy for eleven years, trained four of our
university students to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. The church
provided full suport to two students and partial support for two. The
students learned to speak Italian fluently and each one spent two years in
Italy. Two lived in Florence and two lived in Bergamo. The Davis church of
Christ also supported another UCD student, Brent Parr, as a missionary in Albania.
Brent received his MS in electrical engineering at UCD. He spent two years in
Albania during which he learned the Albanian language and worked with the youth.