Baylor Missions 2019: Where are we going?

Here it is, y’all, the Baylor 2018-2019 Mission Trips have been announced, and we are ready for you to apply! Baylor Missions is going all over the world this year, and we have a trip for you. There are two Baylor Missions Interest Meetings on Monday, October 8th, 2018 and Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 5:00pm in the Bobo.

Below, I have highlighted some exciting Spring Break trips! Don’t see something down there that sounds up your alley? Don’t worry, we have so many opportunities. Check them all out here!

Hunger in Texas
Where: Texas, USA
When: March 9-15, 2019
Who: All Baylor Students
What: Join other Baylor students in learning about the response to hunger in communities across Texas. You will serve with local organizations and meet with elected and appointed officials offices and state agencies to better understand the state’s role in the response. Jesus says in Matthew 26, “The poor will always be among you…” and in Texas 1 in 4 children and 1 in 5 people experience hunger on a daily basis. As you, a student at Baylor University, become a leader of tomorrow, how should you interact with the poor among us? Our aim is that through greater exposure to the issue of poverty and hunger, you will begin to see how no matter what you do vocationally, you will be conscious of those in need within your community.
Apply here: Hunger in Texas 

Puerto Rico First Year Experience (FYE) Team
Where: Carolina, Puerto Rico
When: March 9-15, 2019
Who: First year students
What: Partnering and staying with Igelsia Bautista de Metropolis in Carolina, Puerto Rico (outside of San Juan) to help with ongoing hurricane/community relief projects including a build project. NO PASSPORT REQUIRED! Open to first year students of all majors interested in serving together over spring break! Great for students who live in one of the traditional first year experience halls (Martin, Collins, Kokernot, Penland, UHouse, and Texana) OR any first-year friend who’d like to join in!
Apply here: Puerto Rico FYE

Dominican Republican First in Line
Where: Dominican Republic
When: March 10-16, 2019
Who: First in Line Students
What: We want those who participate in this mission trip to uderstand the nature of the Missio Del (the mission of God) and how they can participate in this through global mission projects. This will be a wonderful opportunity to understand that we have a responsibility to love and care for our community and global neighbors, while gaining a healthy respect for local ministers and their ability to enculturate the gospel and minister within their community. Our hope for you is that you will be able to reflect and intergrate your experience on the trip in a way that allows you to  better undertand the holistic nature of missions, as well as share your story both at Baylor and in the community, so that others might learn and be transformed by this experience as well.
Apply here: DR First in Line

Japan Urban Foods Project
Where: Tokyo and Fukuoka, Japan
When: March 8-17, 2019
What: Collaborate with Japanese students from the Volunteer Club at both Seinan Gakuin University and Hosei University and volunteer at local organizations who run Kodomo Shokudo, free meal service for the underserved children and youth or elderly, and other facilities for the disabled. You will work with the Japanese students to plan activities for cultural exchange and to help with tutoring in addition to cooking, serving and cleaning. Students will be able to compare how Japan responds to this social issue compared to how America does and to learn different perspectives from the Japanese college students by working collaboratively. Japanese Kodomo Shokudo, free meel service to children in poverty, is more inclusive and aims to build community by bringing college students as tutors, opening it up to single parents to offer a support network and to elderly to provide opportunities to socialize with younger generation. 
Apply: Japan Urban Foods Project

If you have any questions about a trip or interest meeting, feel free to email missions@baylor.edu! We’re happy to help you find the trip that’s right for you.

Kathleen Post is the Ministry Associate for Global Missions and a student at Truett Seminary.

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