March 30, 2007
"....Closer to home, in rural Perry County, 15 students will partner with Sowing Seeds of Hope ministry to assist with the local thrift store, education programs for school children, and health care initiatives..."
Spring break found many Samford University students doing anything but relaxing.
Trips for service and mission efforts were planned by several groups of undergraduate and graduate students during the week of March 19-23. Prior to beginning the week away from campus, students also collected funds and supplies to support tornado relief efforts in Enterprise.
Samford's office of University Ministries sponsored week-long trips to New York City, Jacksonville, Fla., and Perry County, Alabama.
Fifteen students worked with Brooklyn Tabernacle in inner city New York City to conduct evangelism ministry, tutor, serve the homeless and participate in a prayer ministry.
In Jacksonville, Fla., 20 Samford students served with Word to Works Ministry in a variety of urban ministry projects. They expected to work at an AIDS hospital and a homeless shelter, and tutor children.
Closer to home, in rural Perry County, 15 students partnered with Sowing Seeds of Hope ministry to assist with the local thrift store, education programs for school children, and health care initiatives. They also tackled light home construction projects. Samford has on-going projects and relationships in Perry County, where the school was founded as Howard College in Marion in 1841.
Some students in Samford's Beeson Divinity School traveled with the New York City and Perry County groups. Others assisted with a construction project in Venezuela, South America, participated in Hurricane Katrina-related construction in Slidell, La.; and worked at a Baptist women's home in New Orleans, La.