More than 200 Baylor students went out this summer on university-sponsored mission trips, using what they’ve learned in the classroom to serve in the real world.
Engineering majors provided assistance to a school in Rwanda… Music majors used their talents as outreaches for charitable organizations in Malaysia and Hong Kong… Nutrition science students developed educational materials on diabetes and childhood nutrition to share with rural Hondurans… Public health teams worked alongside doctors in Kenya… Other teams headed to England, Ghana, Greece and Uganda.
It’s inspiring to read, see and hear the students’ responses to their trips:
- Sophomore Josh Hansen put together this video recapping his Ghana team’s experience.
- The Baylor Music Missions Team blogged and photographed throughout their trip.
- The Kenya Women’s Leadership Team did the same, sharing stories and videos.
- Students share about their week teaching nutrition with Mission Guatemala.
- Student-athletes like football’s Levi Norwood and women’s basketball’s Suni Agbuke blogged during the Sports Ministry team’s Kenya trip.
- Baylor Missions posted tons of photos on Facebook.
A few excerpts… “A wonderful experience of personally seeing the extensive love for Christ in God’s global church Body.” … “God has showed me that we as the inhabitants of a richer country are privileged with the responsibilityto fulfill the needs of less fortunate nations.” … “We are transformed as a result of the transforming work that we are in the midst of. … We don’t go because they need us, but we do go because we absolutely need them. We go because we need God.”
Teams are already forming for next year, and if you feel so led, they could use your support.
Sic ’em, Baylor missionaries!