Fourth Mission to Mexico set

BETHANY, OKLA. - SNU's fourth "Commission Unto Mexico" is getting underway. Students, faculty and staff will be leaving McAllen, Texas on Sunday, Dec. 27, to spend a week in Monterrey, Mexico.

"My wife and I participated in the first two trips," said Dr. Gene Heasley, chemistry professor. "We came away with a deeper appreciation for the Mexican people and especially for Nazarenes in Mexico. It's helped give me a deeper sense of SNU's mission.”

Participants on this year's trip will help with church construction, hold children's ministries, help plant a new church or two and conduct medical clinics.

The trip is the biggest overseas event of the year for the SNU family. It will help the university fulfill the goal of getting every student overseas at least once during his or her college career.

Dr. Pam Broyles, speech and drama professor, has also participated in two of the trips. It helped remind her, she says, “that digging a septic pit, playing tag at Bible school, and making 500 sandwiches a day are all part of Kingdom building.”

Among those working to organize the trip are Wally Renegar, coordinator of special events and Howard Culbertson, university chaplain and professor of missions.

Application / information packets are available at the SNU special events office. Those wishing to participate must turn in an application with a $25 deposit no later than November 2. Total cost of the trip, $379, is due by December 10.