ACU Honors students worship across continents through technologyPosted February 09, 2010
When Wimon and Rosalinda Walker, the on-site directors of Abilene Christian University's study abroad program in Montevideo, Uruguay, taught a chapel last week about discovering community in unexpected places, they were already putting their ideas into practice. The students currently studying in Casa ACU in Latin America were able to connect with Honors College students in Abilene via Skype for a special chapel service about brotherhood.
"It was such a treat to have students here in Montevideo worship with those on the ACU campus in Abilene!" says Rosalinda. "It's important that students realize that God is not limited by the distance. We are so grateful for the technology that allows us to keep our connections in spite of that distance."
Students at both locations heard Wimon speak about finding God in interactions with others, and the two groups sang together from thousands of miles apart.
"The integration of technology, education and faith is something the Honors College is always pushing," says Katherine Sinclair, junior English major from Abilene. "It was wonderful to be able to talk face-to-face with my friends that are in Uruguay and to worship with them, although it was a little surreal. I hope we do something like this again in Honors chapel."