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Biochemistry major Bao Catteau on a mission trip in Guatemala.

Childhood health issues lead to desire to become a doctor

Bao Catteau’s start in life was filled with uncertainty. Now he is certain – he wants to become a physician. Born in Shenzhen, China, Bao was abandoned as an infant. A police officer found him and placed him in an orphanage, where he was given his name and a place to live. When he was 5 … Continued

Nursing grad finds rewards outweigh challenges at remote hospital in Mexico

After working for three years as a nurse at a large teaching hospital in Dallas, Haley McNeese (’17) was well-versed in her chosen profession. But she still faced a steep learning curve when she joined Christian Health Service Corps in June to serve at Hospital Mision Tarahumara, working with indigenous people in the Sierra Madre … Continued

Pre-health, nursing students experience different kind of medical missions trip

Oftentimes, the homeless are also the faceless of society, and basic needs such as health care are a luxury they simply can’t afford. A group of ACU students learned that lesson firsthand during a medical missions trip to Dry Bones Ministry in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Cynthia Powell (’81), associate professor of chemistry, and Rebekah Mullins, instructor of nursing, … Continued

Ministry major finds diverse Christian community during Manhattan internship

The skyline of Manhattan is a well-known scene on the movie screen, but this summer it became Ariel Miranda’s new office for ministry. In the bustling of the city, Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries has established a source of peace and hope for the community. Ariel, senior ministry vocations major from Houston, stumbled upon the summer internship … Continued

Haley McNeese and the Caires

From Peru to East Africa, Caires find ways to serve the underserved

Dr. Will (’93) and Allison (Smith ’95) Caire learned something about God’s timing while serving as missionaries in Peru. They expected to be there long term, but then God intervened. That experience taught them to forget about long-term plans and leave things in God’s hands. “We thought we would be in Peru forever,” Will said, … Continued

Brockingtons, both physicians, live out their calling at Kenya hospital

“Doc, can you help…” That’s the lead-in to an article on a blog hosted by Drs. Jared (’07) and Jenny (Fulkerson ’07) Brockington, both ACU graduates now practicing medicine at PCEA Chogoria Hospital in Kenya. But those words, “Doc, can you help…” are more than a title on a blog entry. That is a desperate … Continued

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Bruce twins go their separate ways – for a good cause

      Twins Jessica and Elayna Bruce did not plan to attend ACU. They wanted to “break the trend” in their family of ACU alumni. But with their sights set on missions and studying abroad, ACU won them over, and they are glad it did. The strength and tenacity of their older brother Jackson, … Continued

Freedom Stones founded by ACU grads to fight human trafficking

Some are 12-year-old girls who have been prostituted in bars and brothels in downtown Bangkok. Some are young boys who have been forced into the fishing trade on the lakes of Ghana. Some are women who know they cannot return to their villages with the stain of prostitution attached to their names. Some are simply … Continued