March 9, 2010
For Immediate Release
By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Many Campbellsville University students will continue the annual tradition and will spend their spring break helping others. They will be participating in mission trips in various locations across the United States, as well as in Costa Rica.
Small groups will be traveling to various locations throughout Kentucky helping churches with their “Find it Here” campaign and doing other local ministries; Dearborn, Mich., where students will work with missionaries in the largest Muslim community in America; Atlanta, Ga., Charleston, S.C., and Gainesville, Fla., where students will do inner city work; and to Costa Rica where they will be backpacking through the Conte Reservation doing house testimonies and showing Christian movies.
These groups are being sponsored by CU’s Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM). The mission trip to Costa Rica is also being commissioned by Campbellsville Baptist Church.
A team sponsored by Sports Reach, a Christian sports ministry, will also travel to Florida and will play softball at various prisons.
Spring break at CU is March 15-19.
Those going on the mission trips include:
GPS Team (various locations throughout Kentucky) – Deborah Dean, team leader, of Rising Sun, Md.; Kim Baker of Louisville, Ky.; Joe Harris of Calhoun, Ky.; Sasaki Takayuki of Japan; and Tomo Suko of Japan.
The Kentucky Road Rules group is pictured, from left: Tomohiro Suko, Deborah Dean, Kim Baker, Takayuki Sasaki and Joe Harris (in back). (Campbellsville University Photo by André Tomaz)
Dearborn – Bonnie Boulware of Radcliff, Ky.; Jinhua Li of China; Lindsay Bramble of West Point, Ky.; Kristina Wallace of Hopkinsville, Ky.; Chris Clan of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Zhixin Chen of China; Ashley Abner of Glasgow, Ky.; Rebekah Bess of Owenton, Ky.; and Hillary Anderson of Campbellsville.
Atlanta, Charleston and Gainesville – Alan Haven, team leader, of Shelbyville, Ky.; Chris Price of Campbellsville; Drew Simpson of Hodgenville, Ky.; Kenton Hallinan of Louisville; and Reyn Judd of Greensburg, Ky.
Those students participating in the southern tour are pictured, from left: Chris Price, Drew Simpson and Kenton Hallinan (in back). Not pictured are Alan Haven and Reyn Judd. (Campbellsville University Photo by André Tomaz)
Costa Rica – The Rev. Ed Pavy, team leader, director of campus ministries at CU; Garrett Baker of Bowling Green, Ky.; David Johnson of Campbellsville; Brian House of Madisonville, Ky.; Spencer Adams of Marion, Ohio; Logan Hazelwood of Salvisa, Ky.; Trevor Ervin of Glasgow; and Britt Craddock of Harrodsburg, Ky.
The Sports Reach team will be led by Jim Hardy, assistant football coach at CU. The students on this team include: Calvin Bini of Radcliff, Ky.; Jeffery Demary of Columbia, S.C.; Lincoln (Bubba) Lawless of Campbellsville; A.J. Brown of Pelham, Ala.; Lorenzo Hines of Fort Belvoir, Va.; Stan Warren-Huffman of Cincinnati, Ohio; Cody Wills of Junction City, Ky.; Henri Baynham-Baker of Elizabethtown; and Patrick Henry of Bishopville, S.C.
Campbellsville University sponsors numerous mission trips throughout the year during holiday breaks, spring and fall breaks, and during the summer.
Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.