Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian University, 2006 Page: 58
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This year nearly 400 students in 25 campaign groups traveled all over
the Western Hemisphere on Spring Break Campaigns.
These campaigns helped churches and communities by building
houses for the poor, teaching Sunday School and cleaning wreckage
from Hurricane Katrina
This year Eric Hurst, senior accounting and finance major from Garland
and Spring Break Campaign committee chair, had to foretell what
student response to Hurricane Katrina would be by the time spring
break arrived. Ultimately the committee decided to send campaigns to
different areas affected by the hurricane.
"And from what I understand these groups had a really amazing
time," Hurst said.
Being a leader for a campaign is great growth experience, said Jordan
Swim, senior Christian ministry major from Richardson who led his
group to Salem, Ore.
"You are leading the travel experience," Swim said,"The time manage
ment of the group, and you are assuming the responsibility of prayer for
Kara Wilson, senior interdisciplinary Spanish and vocational missions
major from San Antonio, has led the Spring Break Campaign to El
Salvador for two years and is using her experience as a leader to prepare
for her future.
Wilson plans to be a missionary in El Salvador after she graduates
and is the contact person for El Salvador campaign leaders in
Wilson said that while in El Salvador the group collected $1,200
of their own money to build a house for a Salvadorian family, and two
ACU students were baptized on the last night.
Despite some outstanding obstacles, the Lord brought the group together
to do some amazing life-changing work, Wilson said.
By: Courtnee Hembree, adapted from the Optimist
Spencer Jackson,junior IMC major from Dallas, spends time with
a child from the Dominican Republic.
ACU students hang out and play games with children from the
community in Atlanta, Ga.
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