Campbellsville—Approximately 30 Campbellsville University students are visiting orphanages and helping with construction work in Guatemala and Haiti, providing Christmas for thousands of families in Texas as they teach children about the Lord.
Thirteen students are traveling to Arlington, Texas to work with “Mission Arlington.”
“Mission Arlington is one of the most comprehensive community ministries in the country,” Ed Pavy, Campbellsville University’s director of campus ministries, said. Pavy said students would be working through Mission Arlington’s Christmas Store, providing Christmas for thousands of families.
The students include McKenna Hill of Smith Grove, Matt Farthing, of Hopkinsville; Jonathan Berry, of Elizabethtown; Oksana Marquez, of Herndon; Dylan Joiner of Hopkinsville; Lauren Mayton, of East Bernstadt; Elaine Quinn, of Versailles; Bryan Rule, of Elkhorn; Cody Jones, of Glasgow; Stephanie Morgan, of Hartford; Cassie Emery, of Cloverport; Jesse Harp, of Shelbyville; and Jordyn Bray of Somerset.
Joey Bomia, a CU alumnus and Baptist Campus Ministries intern, is the group leader. Bomia is also discipleship coordinator with the Office of Church Outreach.
Pavy and Brett Sowell, a CU alumnus and BCM intern, are leading a trip to Mirebalais, Haiti. Pavy said his team would focus on light construction as well as Backyard Bible Clubs and sports ministry.
Ten students are going to Haiti, including Sarah Bowman, of Taylorsville; Shelby Baker, of Shelbyville; Bry Carkin, of Harrodsburg; Jacy Adams, of Williamstown; Bethany Lester, of Danville; Kathryn Thomas, of Elizabethtown; Clayton Rule, of Elk Horn; and Drew O’Neal, of Campbellsville.
Kameron Smith, a student from Louisville, is leading a trip to Guatemala City. Smith said her team will be staying at an orphanage and doing several activities with children there. Students will also do light construction work like pouring a concrete floor, handing out food baskets, and visiting other orphanages.
“Our main goal is to share the gospel, pray with the people and love on everyone we come in contact with,” Smith said.
The Guatemala City mission team includes Derrick Livingston, of Campbellsville; Amber Watercutter, of Versailles; and Smith. (CU)