Spring Break Takes Students South of the Border

Mission trip planned for Uruapan, Mexico

By: Becky St. Clair

Mark Trazo, senior business administration and Spanish major, sings along during VBS.

During Spring Break 2008, WWU’s Student Missions office will be taking a group of students and staff across the border into Mexico. While there, participants will be completing the last stage of building the second orphanage building for Mount of Olives Orphanage located in Uruapan, forty minutes south of Ensenada.

Construction is not the only focus of this trip; on this 12-day trip, students will also be holding a vacation Bible school (VBS), participating in community outreach, and working on other projects yet to be decided.

This is WWU’s third spring break trip to Uruapan, and currently have two student missionaries serving at the orphanage.

The trip is limited to 25 participants, but openings are still available. Volunteers are needed to fill many roles, including VBS leaders, construction workers, outreach coordinators, and many more. There are no worries about falling behind in studies while on this trip, as it takes place during break and there will be no missed school days.

“These children at the orphanage crave love and attention so much,” says junior media major Cas Anderson. “If someone were to go and do nothing but love the orphans, it would be so worth it.”

If this sounds like the chance of a lifetime you want to be a part of, contact the Student Missions office by calling 509-527-2010, emailing student .missions@wallawalla.edu, or simply walking into their office, located across from the University Shop on College Avenue.

“This is such an awesome opportunity to get out and serve the world,” says Anderson. “What a great way to get a small taste of what it’s like to be a student missionary.”

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