The ACU Spring Break Campaign office will be sending groups of students to 10 different cities across the country come this March.
“Spring Break Campaigns give students opportunities to step out of their comfort zones, serving the community and God,” said Wilson White, senior history major from Ozona and SBC committee chairman.
Most campaigns will leave March 8 and return March 17. There are still a few spots open on the campaigns to Atlanta; Chicago; Los Angeles; Salem, Ore. and Manchester, Conn. Types of service work the campaigns will see include urban ministry, inner city youth, evangelism, and homeless shelters.
“It’s like a big community service project with a lot of fun on the side,” Wilson said. “Spring break campaigns are a tangible way for ACU to show what great students come from this university with a willingness to serve.”
In addition to their service work, each campaign has plans for fun excursion days. The Atlanta campaign plans to go to the world’s largest aquarium while the Anchorage campaign will go skiing in the Alaskan mountains.
Campaigners will stay with host homes or families from churches in their various cities. Most of these churches are great friends of ACU that over the years have built a relationship with Spring Break Campaigns.
“The hosts like to support students doing service in their community and they are encouraging to us as Christian role models,” Wilson said.
The Salem, Ore. Spring Break Campaign needs an additional three students over the age of 21 in order to keep their campaign afloat. ACU policy requires anyone driving on an ACU sponsored trip to be 21 or older. While the campaign will be flying into Portland, they will be renting cars for their drive to Salem, as well as for transportation throughout the week.
Breanna Barrow, nursing major from Fort Worth, and Colton McCoy, biology major from Granbury, are co-leading the campaign.
“It usually all comes together somehow,” Barrow said. “The Lord always puts someone in the way of the campaign.”
This will be Barrow’s second campaign to Salem. She is looking forward to building on the relationships she formed last spring break.
“Not only is Oregon a nice change of scenery compared to Abilene, but meeting new types of people is just as exciting,” Barrow said.
The campaign going to Manchester, Conn., is also looking for 21-year-old drivers. They will be working with a local youth group and helping with Hurricane Sandy relief.
If you are interested in going on a campaign, visit the campaign office located in the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies building, room 322. If you are interested in the Salem campaign specifically, contact Breanna Barrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or Colton McCoy at email@example.com.
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