BETHANY, OK (January 31, 2013) - Most holiday trips consist of visiting families and exchanging gifts, but not for those involved in the annual Commission Unto Mexico trip that took place over the 2012-2013 Christmas break.
Commission Unto Mexico is a “Work and Witness adventure for all ages” that has been taken annually for the past 24 years, since 1989-90.
This year 160 people from a wide variety of areas across the United Sates and professions, from students to medical workers, crossed the border into northeastern Mexico in the city of Monclova. The group worked with four congregations, a children’s center and a nursing home, among them was SNU professor Howard Culbertson.
“A primary goal of the trip is the creating of relationships. Sure, we do some construction, some medical work (our medical teams this year treated 310 patients), VBS-type ministries for children and even soccer clinics. However, the welding together of the Body of Christ from different cultures and even different languages is a key goal,” stated Culbertson.
The coordinators for this year’s trip were SNU alumni Roberto and Rhesa Rodriguez.
Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.
Thu, January 31, 2013
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