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Asbury Communication Students Serve in Haiti

March 28, 2018

students in HaitiMarch 28, 2018

Over spring break, 14 students in Asbury University’s Communication Major Partnered with the Hands and Feet project to create marketing packet including an updated the website, Instagram content, t-shirt design and two promotional videos.

Students stayed at Ikondo, a Christian Mission Guest Ranch in Grand Goave, Haiti. The vision of Ikondo is job creation. The organization supports 23 Haitian jobs directly, and each of those jobs indirectly impacts 8-10 other Haitian people, putting money directly into the economy.

The trip was led by Jim Shores, chair of the Department of Communication, Worship Arts & Theatre. Students had the opportunity to work directly with Mark Stuart, former lead singer of the Christian band Audio Adrenaline and executive director of the Hands & Feet Project.

“This is a really talented group and they have some smart ideas,” Stuart said of the Asbury team. “We all look forward to what they are going to create.”

“This experience taught me how to look at missions in a different way,” said Mia Wiersema ’18. “I had to learn what the deeper issue were. I realized that what I thought the solution might be could in fact cause more problems. I couldn’t look at things out of my typical mindset of efficiency; I had to look at it through their eyes and what are their deeper needs were.”

Asbury has been invited back to do a similar trip next spring.