This Spring Break, there will be six mission trips hosted by Southern Adventist University. Students will be going to Atlanta, Bolivia, Brazil, Haiti, Morocco and Peru. There also will be trips scheduled to India and Kenya later in the year.
In Atlanta, students will have the chance to work with Friends of Refugees providing Education and Empowerment (F.R.E.E.) and the Atlanta Dream Center in order to serve refugees in a local community. In Bolivia, students will be helping children in Rurrenabaque by helping with construction, VBS and education.
In Brazil, students will be assisting Amazon Lifesavers on medical trips to reach people through health evangelism. In Haiti, students will engage in healthcare ministry. Southern will also send a group of communication students to tell about what God is doing for them.
In Morocco, students will partner with Middle East North Africa Union to paint uplifting murals in visible places to promote themes shared among Islam and Christianity.
In Peru, pre-med, pre-dent and pre-pharmacy students will assist in health education.
Delaney Fox, who will be going on the Bolivia trip this Spring Break, said, “Last year, I attended the missions vespers. Hearing all the stories of how people’s lives were changed and how God worked through them as missionaries to people hungry for Him made me want to be a part of the greater cause.”
Southern mission trips are special because they are absolutely covered in prayer. “These trips are not only picked by people who know where the need is, but they are prayed over by people here at Southern, in the community and around the world,” Fox said.
She also added, “Some advice I would give someone considering a mission trip at Southern is to ask questions. The folks that work in UQuest are very loving and willing to answer any and every question you have.”
More information is available at southern.edu/administration/ chaplain/ministries/uquest/trips.html.