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CBSS Mission Trip: Honduras

The College of Behavioral & Social Sciences participated in its first mission trip with 14 students and four faculty from the Department of Social Work. The group traveled to Compelled by Christ Ministries in Choloma, Honduras, February 11–16, where they served female survivors (11–19 years old) of sexual abuse, physical abuse and/or abandonment as well as raised funds to pay for the girls’ school registrations, uniforms and school supplies. They also took the girls on a shopping trip for new school shoes!

In addition, the group spent time with children at a government school in a rural community and a private school in the city, held a “makeover/spa day” with the young women of Compelled by Christ Ministries, enjoyed playing soccer with the girls on a local field, ministered to senior citizens at a government nursing home in San Pedro Sula and attended a beautiful worship service and Bible study.

Dr. Erica Sirrine, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, summarized the trip by stating, “While we were traveling to Honduras to share Christ’s love with those who have experienced darkness, it became quickly evident that the people of Honduras were sharing Christ’s love with us! We were deeply moved by their hospitality and generosity. And, we were forever changed by their choice to focus on faith, joy and love in the midst of such adversity. It was an experience we will cherish forever!”