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College students descend on Myrtle Beach with Christian purpose

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By: Zach Crenshaw

Thousands of college kids descend on Myrtle Beach every year for fun in the sun. This summer students from five colleges in the Charlotte region came down with a different purpose, to share the gospel and become better Christian leaders.
 
Over 150 students are part of the ‘Summer Beach Project,' which is organized through the group Campus Outreach. While students and staff are down here they work jobs in a variety of places, such as McDonald's, Wal-Mart and the Nascar Speedpark, to name a few.
 
In addition to their day job, they also do work at night. Every Wednesday the students roam the beach and talk to complete strangers about Christianity. Many times the students are able to share their testimony with locals, high school seniors or family vacationers. And they have stories about all walks of life being changed by the encounters.

And it is not just the strangers on the beach who are changed, but the students as well. As Luke Burton, a freshman swimmer at Davidson University shared, he gave his life to Christ after dedicating his summer to sharing the Gospel with others.
 
For more information check out the website for Summer Beach Project http://summerbeachproject.org/
And http://www.campusoutreach.org/ to learn about the organization.

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