Forty Waynesburg University students and six faculty and staff members will spend their winter break serving various organizations. Four mission trips will be offered by the University, allowing students the opportunity to serve outside of the Waynesburg community, both domestically and abroad.
The projects include a medical mission trip in Nassau, Bahamas; Mustard Seed Communities in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Trans World Radio (TWR) in Bonaire; and a service trip working alongside Global Village and Mission Work Camp in Hampton, Ga.
Medical Mission Trip – Nassau, Bahamas
From Sunday, January 6 to Friday, January 11, ten students and trip leader Dr. Terri Small, professor of nursing at Waynesburg University, will hold a health clinic at Victory Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Nassau, Bahamas. This will be the University’s sixth medical mission trip and its third to the Bahamas.
Joining the team as additional trip leaders will be Small’s husband, Steve, a registered pharmacist, and Drew Cubic, a practicing registered nurse and 2011 Waynesburg University graduate. This year’s service mission team will follow similar procedures from past years by providing health screenings and medications to Haitian refugees living in Nassau.Mustard Seed Communities – Montego Bay, Jamaica
From Friday, January 4 to Saturday, January 12, twelve students, along with trip leaders Tom Ribar, chaplain at the University, and Russell Schneider, a resident director at the University, will serve at Mustard Seed Communities, a ministry to disabled and abandoned children, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The service mission team will provide manual labor and work with children in the children’s homes.
Trans World Radio – Bonaire
From Friday, January 4 to Saturday, January 12, eight students, along with trip leaders Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication at the University, and Beth Merry, lecturer in communication, will work alongside Trans World Radio (TWR), a Christian and broadcasting ministry in Bonaire, a small island located off the coast of Venezuela. The service mission team will provide manual labor and assistance with radio production work.
Global Village and Mission Work Camp – Hampton, Ga.
From Sunday, January 6 to Saturday, January 12, ten students, along with trip leader Aimee Spicuzza, a resident director at the University, will join Global Village, a simulation of what life is like for people living in developing countries, and Mission Work Camp in Hampton, Ga. The service mission team will make home repairs in the community and connections with those whom they will be serving.
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