Approximately 200 Freed-Hardeman University students and faculty and staff members spent their 2012 spring break week on mission trips. Groups traveled to six foreign countries and seven congregations in the U.S.
A group of 35 individuals from the Estes and Henderson churches of Christ went to Haiti. This was an evangelistic as well as a medical mission campaign. Roy Sharp and Jesse Robertson, FHU Bible teachers, are led the group.
Eight students in the FHU social clubs Theta Nu and Gamma Tau Omega worked with the Wentzville Church of Christ in St. Louis, Mo. While there they prepared for a gospel meeting and vacation Bible school set for the following week. Sponsors for the trip were students Brice and Brittany Vanhook.
Thirty members of the Bethel Springs Church of Christ flew to Reno, Nev. to work with the North Virginia Street congregation. FHU faculty members Jim Barr and Neil Segars led the group.
FHU student Ethan Garrett led a group of 14 to Madill, Okla., to work with the Spanish-speaking congregation there. They did home repair projects for some of the Hispanic members, conducted Bible studies with some in the Hispanic community, and held a bilingual gospel meeting consisting of a bilingual worship period, followed by classes taught in English and in Spanish.
Business teacher Lee Hibbet and FHU staff members Summer Judd and Logan Greer led a group to Jeffersonville, Ind. They are conducted a gospel meeting led by FHU Bible and education majors, knocked on doors and helped with disaster relief from the recent tornadoes.
Seventeen students in the social club Chi Beta Chi went to Janesville, Wis. FHU students Cody Jackson and Zachary Rose led a group of 17 in Mobile, Ala. FHU staff member Marco Di Luca took a group of 15 to work with the Bridge Street church of Christ in New Martinsville, W.Va. FHU Student Jared Pack led a group of ten in San Nicolas, Aruba. Seven went to Asuncion, Paraguay. Twenty-nine students in social club Theta Nu travelled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to work with the HOPE missions and Casa de Esperanza Children’s Home. Twenty-four students in the social club Sigma Rho returned to the Dominican Republic. Eleven students went to Chichigalpa, Nicaragua.