CEDARVILLE – Cedarville University student Sierra Keller, of Greenville, spent spring break serving others on a mission trip. The university is sending 16 Global Outreach (GO) teams with more than 209 students, faculty and staff members to domestic and international locations to serve others during spring break.
This year, six domestic trips cared for people in Atlanta, New York City, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C. and Memphis. Each trip provided a variety of service opportunities, including in healthcare, church ministry, community outreach, evangelism and construction.
Cedarville’s president, Dr. Thomas White, has offered to pay the passport fee of 50 students signing up to attend a GO international trip during spring break. This is one additional step that Cedarville is taking to equip students to attend GO trips.
Along with the domestic trips, 11 international teams served in the Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Guatemala, Honduras, London, Malawi, Uganda and Peru. These trips will include dental/medical work, youth/children work, education, ministry, evangelism and nursing services.
Global Outreach exists to prepare and organize the Cedarville University community to know, live and share the Gospel. This is accomplished by providing ways for students to attend mission trips every semester.
“Going on a short-term trip may not fulfill all of what God expects of us, but it is part of the big picture,” Brian Nester, director of Global Outreach said. “We also know that going on a short-term trip will make us more effective prayer warriors, church members, mission committee members, and some will commit to go long term as missionaries from the result of going on a GO trip.”
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