Students leave for summer mission trips

Posted May 16, 2011

A group of mission-minded Abilene Christian University students will head out this month for all parts of the world. As summer vacation begins for ACU students, many of them will set out to do mission work thousands of miles from Abilene. They will be scattered to countries as far away as Tanzania and Thailand and as close as Mexico and Costa Rica.

For many of the students, it will be their first trip out of the United States. About 80 students are on a special mission in a program called World Wide Witness through the Halbert Institute for Missions at ACU.

Dr. Gary Green is director of the program, and Larry Henderson is the missions coordinator. The program is a part of ACU's College of Biblical Studies, and students spend one semester in class for three hours of credit. The students then spend the summer in various locations throughout the world. They may be in the jungles of the Pacific or the deserts of Africa.

According to Henderson, the students will work in orphanages, church planting, helping rescue women and girls from sex trafficking, teaching Bible classes, or helping in summer camps for children. Most of the students will spend from eight to 10 weeks in the mission field. Read more here.