JACKSON, Tenn. – April 4, 2001– More than 200 Union University students and faculty will be participating in the upcoming annual school-sponsored Global Opportunities (GO) Trips, traveling to places such as Honduras; Senegal; Hungary; North Africa; Arlington, Texas; Irving, Texas; Chicago, Ill.; Casper, Wyo; Hilton Head, S.C.; Greenville, S.C.; Naples, Fla.; and Jackson, Tenn.
“GO Trips help students develop a Christian worldview,” said Union’s director of student outreach, Suzanne Frost. “After you go on one of these trips, you look at the world differently.”
Many of the trips will have a specific interest or ministry in mind. The Honduras trip will focus on an orphanage by doing construction work and working with the children there. Students will partner in Arlington with a community center called Mission Arlington to work with children and medical clinics. The GO Trip to Irving will include work in afterschool programs in association with members of the Bear Creek Church. In Chicago, student will assist teachers at The Children’s Place, a day care for HIV positive Children. Staying in Jackson, students will do light construction for needy citizens and participate in prayerwalking through the east side of the city. All the teams will serve in different ways such as leading in worship services, Backyard Bible Clubs, door-to-door evangelism, street evangelism, beach and resort ministry, construction and clean-up, college campus ministry and ministry to the homeless.
Most of the trip will occur during the university’s spring break, April 9 – 13. The students and faculty of Union University hope to make an impact both at home and abroad, by following the theme for this year’s trips, How will they know? When we go!” Doors are being opened for evangelism and Unionites are doing their part to spread the news.
Sara B. Horn,