Spring Break service teams

WILMORE, KY—During Asbury College’s Spring Break March 18-26, more than 150 Asbury College students, faculty, staff, alumni and Wilmore community members will be using the interlude in classes to help others. Several student groups will be departing for more than a dozen U.S. cities and two foreign nations. Please keep our Asbury College community in your prayers during their travels and service. Classes resume at the College March 27.

sbkat.jpgPass Christian, Mississippi—Hurricane Katrina Relief
—A group of 80 participants, including 65 Asbury College students, and several faculty, staff and members of the community, will again head to Pass Christian, Mississippi to do Hurricane Relief work for those impacted by Hurricane Katrina. This is the fourth trip of this kind: one trip was taken during Thanksgiving break, which involved 77 participants, and two smaller trips were taken in January. 

Gulfport, Mississippi—Hurricane Relief with The Salvation Army
—A group of seven students from The Salvation Army student center are headed to Gulfport, Mississippi, to serve those devastatedsbkat2.jpg by Hurricane Katrina. They will also be making a brief stop in Tennessee to work with youth.

sbguat1.jpgGuatemala—Children’s home and hurricane relief
—A group of 10 Asbury College women are headed with New Hope International Ministries to Guatemala, near the city of Sumpango to “La Senda,” a children’s home. They will also be traveling to the coast to work with hurricane victims in Guatemala.

Camden, N.J.—Kids Alley for at-risk youth
—The women’s basketball team is going to inner city Camden, New Jersey. The students will work with Kids Alley, a program for at-risk kids. This trip is also part of New Hope International Ministries.

Ecuador—Children’s ministry
—A team of three will travel to Ecuador with OMS to work with a children’s ministry and provide pastoral assistance.

Tumbling team ministry
—The Tumbling Team is headed to Ligonier, Ind., Crawfordsville, Ind., and Hamilton, Ohio to perform. In their 41st year, the team is visiting six elementary and middle schools, three churches, and hosting one community show. The 19-member team uses gymnastics and sport acrobatics as a form of ministry. They teach basic gymnastics, perform and talk about teamwork during the various shows.

Music group ministry
—The Men’s Glee Club and Handbell Choir is performing in several locations in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia using their talents as a form of ministry.

Located 20 minutes south of Lexington, Asbury College is a private, residential, liberal arts institution committed to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. Founded in 1890, the College offers 49 undergraduate majors plus graduate programs in special education, teaching English as a second language and alternative teacher certification programs in several disciplines to approximately 1,300 students. For this release and more information about Asbury College, visit www.asbury.edu.

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