A new missionary training school based in Alexandria will hold an open house at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 1615 Sixth Ave. E.

During the open house, Missy and Dane Compton will sing traditional hymns and other favorites, and School Board President Greg Odell will read from Psalm 1 and the Great Commission.

The Global School for Missionary Training School is tailored for young adults aged 17 to 24. They will meet Tuesday-Thursday, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The school is interdenominational and nonprofit and the school year will run from October through June. It has a half dozen students for its first year, and Odell said they plan to go on a mission trip to Guatemala in February and March unless COVID prevents them.

"The school has been opened by men and women of great prayer and faith," Odell said. "We all believe that our young adults need encouragement, a blessing and foundation Bible truths as well as testimonies by missionaries across the world."

The public is welcome to attend the open house. For more information, contact Odell at 320-815-7744 or pastorodell@hotmail.com.