MARCH 21, 2013
More than 200 students, faculty and staff at Freed-Hardeman University plan to spend their spring breaks, March 23-31, on mission trips in the states, the Caribbean and Central America. Individuals participating in these weeklong campaigns hope to help those in need, both physically and spiritually.
Xi Chi Delta, a social club on FHU’s campus, is sending a group of 31 to Nicaragua. A vacation Bible school, painting projects, and benevolence work are just a few of the activities scheduled throughout the week. Preston Pinson from the FHU admissions office is the sponsor for the trip.
Thirty members of Phi Kappa Alpha, led by fellow student Skyler Sexton will travel to Potter’s Children’s Home in Bowling Green, Ky. They will help with construction and work with children.
A group of 15 individuals will be in Pompano Beach, Fla., working with the 6th Street Church of Christ. In addition to encouraging the church, they will hold benevolence drives and distribute Bibles. Marco di Luca, also of the admissions staff, is leading the group.
Another group of 17 students who attend the Bethel Springs Church of Christ will go with Jim Barr, FHU chemistry teacher, to Vinland, Kan. They will conduct Bible studies and a gospel meeting after a door knocking campaign.
Blake Beckham, advancement officer, will take 26 Sigma Rho students to the Dominican Republic, where they will work with a Christian school and children’s home. The students will also host a VBS, visit hospitals and participate in service projects. The spring break trip to the Dominican is an annual event for the social club.
Social club Chi Beta Chi will send 18 students to Janesville, Wis., and 13 to Madill, Okla. Led by Scott Johnson, the Janesville group will conduct a gospel meeting and visit the elderly. In Madill, the group led by Jonathan Pate and Tim Leslie will be involved in construction projects and a VBS. They will also conduct gospel meetings in English and in Spanish.
Eleven students, from Gamma Tao Omega, led by student Tucker Price, will follow-up students enrolled in Bible correspondence courses and participate in service projects in Charleston, Mo.
FHU student Cody Jackson will lead a team of eight to the inner city of Mobile, Ala. Five individuals will travel to the Caribbean island of Bonaire, where they plan to door-knock and work with children. FHU Bible teacher Kirk Brothers and two others will go to Panama for preacher training workshops.