Commission Unto Mexico 2005 – a contagious event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
by Eunice Trent
December 14, 2005
Contact: Eunice Trent
Phone: 405.491.6600
Fax: 405.491.6381
E-mail: etrent@snu.edu

BETHANY, OKLAHOMA – Southern Nazarene University is in the 17th year of hosting Commission Unto Mexico mission trips. The New Year’s holiday trip will be an adventure for all ages. Evangelism, construction, medical and Bible quizzing ministries are all a part of the short –term mission trip.

There are right at 220 participants signed up for the trip this year. Volunteer workers plan to work at 9 different sites in Mexico. One of the nine church sites that they will be working, is in a town called Musquiz. It is a historic town for Southern Nazarene University. In 1966 a team of 20 SNU students and sponsors went to Musquiz to build their first building. The church building was built in just 6 days and it was the first construction that was ever seen by a mission trip construction group in the Church of the Nazarene.

Mary Hibbert, Assistant Professor at the SNU School of Nursing states, “Commission to Mexico is a contagious event. I will be participating in my 10th trip this year. There are some people who have been on almost every single trip. I meet people each year who tell me …I can’t wait to come back on a Commission Unto Mexico trip.”

One of the new work projects for this year’s group is that all teams will have a community project of some sort in addition to the construction project on the church property. They will be working in city parks and on town halls.

Several buses will depart for the trip from SNU on December 26. They are scheduled to cross the border on December 27. The group will return on January 3, 2005.

For further information, you may contact Howard Culbertson, Professor of Missions at Southern Nazarene University at 405.491.6693 or by e-mail, hculbert@snu.edu.