"Focuses vary by location," notes one organization, "but most are centered on continuing the building of campus ministries, bringing the gospel to unreached villages, or serving a community by comforting the sick and the lonely." Another explains, "Some days will be packed full with construction, VBS, building relationships with orphans, or praying for the sick at a hospital." Yet another offers students the opportunity of "teaching life skills, doing medical work, youth ministry, construction, [and] Bible camps" for orphans overseas. But none of these tasks is specific to collegians. Most anyone could help lead a VBS or hand out literature on the street. In other words, student missions appeal to the lowest common denominator. It doesn't need to be this way. I believe academia is positioned to open doors for the gospel in ways no other discipline can.