C-SC takes on Project Berea for the third year
Monday, February 22, 2010
CANTON, Mo. – Over spring break, Culver-Stockton students will have the opportunity to head south for an exciting, liberating experience unlike any conventional spring break trip. Students and faculty will be assisting with Project Berea, a joint mission effort with the Berea Bible Institute, founded by Culver-Stockton alum, Rev. Mike Snell ’90.
The volunteers will head to Los Villareales, Mexico in March to work on improving a community center and church along with the surrounding community that it supports.
“This year, we will be pouring floors in homes that currently only have dirt floors, delivering food and water, hosting a community meal and worship service, as well as other projects,” says Brent Reynolds, C-SC chaplain and instructor of religion and philosophy, who will be the faculty advisor and chaperone for the trip. “For ‘fun,’ we will go to the nearby city of Monterrey to go out to eat and visit museums along with doing some shopping.”
Brad Baker, senior business administration major from Lee’s Summit, Mo., recalled his favorite experience from the trip during spring break of 2009 in his blog: “The high point of the trip for me was during the church service when I had the opportunity to speak some words to the people from the village that we were preparing to serve a meal to … It was a simple speech, but what I received was warm smiles and nods and a few Amen’s said at the end. It just felt really good to stand there and speak to them about the love of God.”
The group will fly out of St. Louis on March 7 and return on March 13. The costs for students to attend are being subsidized through grants and funding through Culver-Stockton. This will be C-SC’s third consecutive year working with Project Berea.
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