Belmont University recently welcomed new Missionaries in Residence Scott and Julie Bradford, coordinators of Baptist missionary work for an eight country region in West Africa. The Bradfords are working as missionaries in residence at Belmont for the fall semester before returning to their home in Burkina Faso, Africa with their three children.
With an office in University Ministries, they are connecting with students throughout the semester to answer their questions on how to get plugged into global missions.
In addition, the Bradfords are working with Belmont faculty and staff to increase involvement in missions to Africa. This past summer Belmont inaugurated a physical therapy trip to Ghana, one of the eight countries the family works with, to assist children in getting prosthetic limbs.
Vice President of Spiritual Development Todd Lake said, “We know that God is on mission to redeem the world, and Missionaries in Residence remind us that this is a worldwide task that calls all of us to find our place as part of the answer to the Lord’s prayer, ‘Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.’”