Judson University Global Outreach is sending out two service teams this Spring Break. The two teams are going to Belize and Costa Rica for nine days to serve their respective communities. Several athletic teams are also traveling this spring break.
President Gene Crume and Bonnie Bienert are the leaders of the 22-person Belize Team. Head Women’s Soccer coach, Diego Cevallos is the primary leader of the Costa Rica Team. During their stay in Belize, the students will seek to advance God’s Kingdom by serving the tiny 250-person village of San Antonio. On any given day, the students will be found in the local elementary school teaching children to read English and assisting teachers in their normal classroom activities. Other students will be working at the local church. This year’s work project will include cleaning, drywalling, and painting one of the church buildings. Two other teams are worth noting as well. The sports team will be hosting a soccer clinic for the local teenagers. The Vacation Bible School (VBS) Team will be facilitating a weeklong children’s ministry experience for about 60 local children. Skits, water games, and songs are a local favorite.
The 26 students who are from the Women’s Soccer Team will be incredibly busy during their nine-day service experience. The students collected 12 duffle bags full of clothing and shoes that they will be distributing to the children in Costa Rica. The Costa Rica Team will be serving families by assisting Genesis Street Ministries in the distribution of food to the homeless community. The work project during the mornings will be scraping and painting walls in the local Christian School. The team is assigned with replacing the plumbing pipes and the ceramic tiles in the bathroom of the school. Finally, the team will be sharing stories and ministering to teenage runaway girls in an Addiction Center.
The prayer for Global Outreach teams is that by the hands and feet of the Judson students, the love of Jesus and His Kingdom, can be clearly seen and experienced by the local communities. Both Global Outreach teams covet your prayers about their overall safety and their protection from the Covid virus.