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Shorter students lend a helping hand to a Trion family in need
The family of nine reside on Marsh Avenue in Trion and were flooded out of their home last week after heavy downpours pelted the area. Hearing that the family needed help, and working with the Rome-Floyd County Habitat for Humanity, the Shorter BCM stepped up to the plate.
Shorter Campus Minister David Roland is surrounded by the group of BCM volunteers that helped paint the inside of a flood-damaged home in Trion Thursday. Volunteers are: (from left to right) Audrey Speight, Reagan O’Brien, Katie Clegg and Lauren Lee.
Loving the Locals: Students on mission around the globe
By Tracy Batchelor
Passport – Got it.
Glancing over the packing list, she took a deep breath and re-read the trip description for the 50 th time. “Mission service is real life discipleship. It’s hard. It’s tiring. It takes a servant’s heart and a sacrificial spirit. It will be one of the greatest experiences of your life, but it is not about you .”
Had the time finally arrived? Was she ready? Did she really want to use her break to serve people in a foreign country?
Zipping her suitcase shut, she stepped out in faith and into a life of mission work.
No, this is not the story of one specific individual. Instead, many Shorter students and alumni recall similar moments when they packed their bags for one of the college’s mission opportunities.
As one student describes it, “Sign up for a mission trip. The rest is history.” Read more>
Where in the World is… a Shorter Summer Missionary?
Shorter students have been assigned to six locations around the world by the Georgia Baptist Collegiate Missions. In addition, Shorter students continue to volunteer for missionary posts across the country and around the world. To know more about Shorter’s mission trip involvements click here.
Spring Break 2007: A Time to Serve
Twenty-eight Shorter students, 2006 alumnus Jonathan Shaw and BCM campus minister, the Rev. David Roland, participated in construction and worship opportunities in New Orleans from March 10-17, 2007. During this time they provided general framing, roofing and siding work, while also “mudding out” other homes still requiring clean up from Hurricane Katrina. Read more>
Caring in the Name of Christ
Shorter BCM is planning a mission trip to Ghana for summer 2007. But for senior international studies major Peter Faile, it’s a trip home. Read more>
A Christmas to Remember
Twelve members of the Shorter community used the 2006 Christmas break as a time to serve others near Cincinnati, Ohio. Read more>
A Day for the Kids
Shorter hosted 85 children and sponsors from the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home on Saturday, Oct. 14. Read more>
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