University College Students Serve Abroad

Friday, May 25, 2012

Serving and travelling abroad with fellow students is a unique opportunity presented to Tyndale University College students. This summer, five groups of students are dedicating a month of their summers to volunteering in Africa, Asia, North America, and Europe.

“This year has seen the greatest level of interest for our student mission teams in the 8 years I have served here,” says Dave Roberts. Dave is leading a mission team of nine students in Zambia. Three mission teams are currently serving in Alaska, Japan, and Kenya with teams departing to Thailand and Ireland June 11 and July 14 respectively. The five mission teams were preceded by a Leading Edge mission team that spent a week in Camden, New Jersey serving with Urban Promise in April.

Below are excerpts from the blogs of the teams that are actively serving. Be sure to check the missions blog section of the Tyndale website later in the summer for updates from the other teams.

“…the entire team headed to a seniors home to sing for the residents. The expressions on their faces as we sang and they clapped along were priceless! …It was such a powerful moment to sing Amazing Grace & reflect on the hope that we have in Christ, the song became a prayer that these wonderful people will someday know that same hope.” – Japan Team Blog

“…All morning we raked leaves, cut trees and moved brush—we accomplished a lot, yet we still have so much to do! This afternoon we went for… about an 11km hike…” – Alaska Team Blog

“…Our trip so far has been amazing, Africa has turned out to be even more than I ever could have imagined. The way that God has been working in people’s lives and all the different experiences that we have had are just a constant reminder of how faithful and loving God is. The way of life here and the people have been a huge challenge to our ways of thinking...” – Zambia Team Blog
 


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