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FHU Students, Staff Spend Spring Break Doing Mission Work

Henderson, Tenn. - Mar 16, 2015

More than 230 Freed-Hardeman University personnel are preparing to spread the Gospel during the school’s spring break, March 21 - 29. Ten groups will campaign in six states and four foreign countries with the intent of helping those in physical and spiritual need.

Social club Chi Beta Chi is sending a group of 55 to Dallas, Texas, to work with the Lewisville Church of Christ. Door knocking, service projects and nightly seminars are just a few of the activities scheduled throughout the week. An additional 25 from Chi Beta will be traveling to Spencer, Wis., to conduct a VBS and gospel meeting.

For the second year in a row, social club Theta Nu will travel to Brandon, Fla., to visit the Bell Shoals Church of Christ and Foundation Christian Academy. Sponsor Mason Bentley says that the group of 26 will be encouraging the congregation’s youth group and completing service projects for the academy.

Austin Painter will lead 24 Xi Chi Delta members to Tegucigalpa, Honduras; this will be the social club’s first time to campaign in the country. “We have many students who have experienced Honduras before and are fluent in Spanish,” Painter said. “We will be hosting a VBS, building homes and visiting hospitals and children’s homes.”

Seventeen members of the Bethel Springs Church of Christ will spend the week in Pineville, La. According to Jim Barr, professor of chemistry at FHU, students and members of the congregation will participate in door knocking and community outreach projects. The theme for the gospel meeting is “Recovery: Get Well – For Life.”

Bible professor Kirk Brothers and Jesse Robertson, dean of graduate school studies and outreach, will be taking students to Panama and Haiti, respectively. Brothers reports that 36 individuals will travel to Panama. The Estes Church of Christ is sponsoring the Haiti medical mission campaign, where eight FHU students and staff, along with others, will provide free, one-day medical clinics at five different locations. The group will also be serving the local congregations as well as complete repair and maintenance work on the Sonlight Children’s Home.

Twenty-six members of social club Sigma Rho will devote their spring break to working with children in the Dominican Republic; students will also participate in community work at local hospitals and the city dump. Blake Beckham is the sponsor for the annual trip.

FHU student Erika Wenger and a group of six are going to Inner City Mobile, Ala., where they will conduct community outreach projects. Social club Phi Kappa Alpha, led by Caleb Richardson, will send ten of its members on a campaign in Hickman County, Tenn.