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Campbellsville University students participating in mission trips over break

Dec. 17, 2015

For Immediate Release

By Josh Christian, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – While some students will be inside
watching Netflix during Christmas break, about 30 Campbellsville University
students will visit orphanages and help with construction work in Guatemala and
Haiti, provide Christmas for thousands of families in Texas as they teach
children about the Lord.

Students will be traveling to Arlington, Texas to work with “Mission

“Mission Arlington is one of the most comprehensive
community ministries in the country,” Ed Pavy, Campbellsville University’s
director of campus ministries, said. Pavy said students would be working
through Mission Arlington’s Christmas Store, providing Christmas for thousands
of families.


Campbellsville University students will be traveling to work in Arlington.
These students include: McKenna Hill of Smith Grove’s, Ky.; Matt Farthing of
Hopkinsville, Ky., Jonathan Berry of Elizabethtown, Ky.,

Oksana Marquez of Herndon, Ky., Dylan
Joiner of Hopkinsville, Ky., Lauren Mayton of East Bernstadt, Ky., Elaine Quinn
of Versailles, Ky., Bryan Rule of Elkhorn, Ky., Cody Jones of Glasgow, Ky.,
Stephanie Morgan of Hartford, Ky., Cassie Emery of Cloverport, Ky., Jesse Harp
of Shelbyville, Ky., and Jordyn Bray of Somerset, Ky.

Joey Bomia, CU alumnus of 2015 and
Baptist Campus Ministries intern, will be their group leader. Bomia is also
discipleship coordinator with the Office of Church Outreach.

Pavy and
Brett Sowell, CU alumnus of 2013 and BCM intern, will also lead a trip to
Mirebalais, Haiti. Pavy said his team would focus on light construction as well
as Backyard Bible Club and simple sports ministry.

Ten students will be going to Haiti
and these students include: Sarah Bowman of Taylorsville, Ky.; Shelby Baker of
Shelbyville, Ky.; Bry Carkin of Harrodsburg, Ky.;  Jacy Adams of Williamstown, Ky.; Bethany
Lester of Danville, Ky.; Kathryn Thomas of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Clayton Rule of
Elk Horn, Ky.; and Drew O’Neal, Campbellsville, Ky.

Smith, CU student of Louisville, Ky., will also be leading a trip to Guatemala
City. Smith said her team will be staying at an orphanage and doing several
activities with the children there. Smith said students will also do light
construction work like building a concrete floor, handing out food baskets, and
visiting other orphanages.

“Our main
goal is to share the gospel, pray with the people and love on everyone we come
in contact with,”  Smith said.

Guatemala City mission team will be comprised of three university students
Derrick Livingston of Campbellsville, Ky.; Amber Watercutter of Versailles,
Ky.; and Smith.

will leave at various times during the break.

University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more
than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s
degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The
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