Eagles Headed Abroad! Follow Their Trips Here!
Wilmore, KY – Each and every day students, faculty, and staff members are reminded what exactly the Asbury University mission is when they see the institution’s logo: “Academic Excellence and Spiritual Vitality.” Asbury’s spiritual vitality is encompassed in four key concepts—scripture, stewardship, holiness, and mission. And in case anyone was looking for an application of concept number four—mission—they need look no further than the Eagles’ travel plans over the next few weeks.
The Eagles are sending off three missions groups in the next two weeks, sealing off another busy summer of service to communities around the state and around the world.
This summer is no different from summers passed. The Eagles are consistently engaged with organizations such as SCORE International and Puente Missions to spread the love of Jesus Christ through short-term missions trips. In May the men’s basketball team traveled to Puerto Rico with Puente Missions to do service work for a church that otherwise could not have completed the work on their own. In spring 2012, the cheerleading squad traveled to Costa Rica with SCORE International, running cheer clinics with local squads and helping at an orphanage. A few pictures from past trips can be seen in the header image above.
The goal of these missions trips is simple; we want to provide our student-athletes with a lasting impact on their own lives, our campus, the community, and the entire world for the glory of God. These missions try to intentionally equip our student-athletes with a heart and mind trained to be missional in their view of vocation and calling.
Below are specifics on each trip and a link to a blog where friends and family can follow these teams on their journey!
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son
and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;
and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
Team: Asbury Men’s Soccer
Destination: Jamaica with Global Soccer Ministries
Dates: July 24 – August 2
Trip Blog: www.ausoccerjamaica.blogspot.com
Team: Asbury Women’s Volleyball
Destination: Puerto Rico with Puente Mission
Dates: July 26 – August 5
Trip Blog: www.auvballpuertorico.blogspot.com
Team: Asbury Cross Country
Destination: Costa Rica with One Mission Society
Dates: August 1-10
Trip Blog: www.aucrosscountryCR.blogspot.com
Baseball Coach Bob Silvanik
Destination: Dominican Republic with SCORE International
Dates: August 12-17
Trip Blog: TBA!