Baylor’s mission remains “to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.” Over 160 Baylor students put that emphasis on Christian service to work this summer on mission trips coordinated through Baylor’s Spiritual Life office. Twelve teams, many of them providing discipline-specific services, traveled to five countries. For example:
- A group of business students partnered with Compassion International and local churches to provide seminars on basis accounting practices to local business in Uganda.
- After completing construction on a hydro-generator last year, engineering students visiting Honduras this summer helped a group of small business owners learn to manage the electricity created.
- In Kenya, athletic chaplain Wes Yeary headed a group of student-athletes who worked with churches and other organizations to offer sports camps and share the Gospel.
- The Baylor Men’s Choir toured Argentina, performing in churches and schools and participating with local missionaries in outreaches.
Pre-med students, social work undergraduates and graduates, and a team from Brooks Residential College were among the other specialized teams that headed overseas on missions this year, as well as a general ministry team that visited orphanages and ministered to street children in Nairobi. What excellent ways to put Baylor mission into practice!
Sic ’em, Baylor students!