A group of 22 ACU students and sponsors will have multiple fundraisers to support their annual spring break mission trip to Mission Lazarus in Choluteca, Honduras.
“Every year it gets tougher to fund the trip because of different complications with flights to Honduras and transportation while we are there,” said Sarah Puckett, senior ad/PR major from Amarillo and leader of the trip for the second time. “We would love the support of our peers to show up to the fundraisers we’ll host to fund our trip to Mission Lazarus.”
Students can support the trip in different ways. First is through the volleyball tournament. If students are interested in playing they can sign up on imleagues. Second, students can purchase a Mission Lazarus T-shirt from Sarah Puckett. And finally students have the opportunity to attend the annual Chick-Fil-A night Feb. 27 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Ten percent of the sales during the two-hour time span will go toward the trip.
Eighteen new people are joining the trip this year, as opposed to the six newcomers last year.
“I don’t really know what to expect””I mean I know just as much as what Sarah has told me, but from the past mission trips I have been a part of, the people have changed me more than I have changed their lives,” said Hannah Griffith, sophomore accounting major from San Antonio.
Taylor Flowers, junior business major from Houston, is in charge of the Open Mic Night which was Thursday night in Cullen Auditorium.
“It’s great because Tom Craig let us use Cullen for free and we have, I believe, a total of 18 bands and singers who performed last night drawing in a nice crowd,” Flowers said. “It’s great because people at ACU have heard of this trip we do every year and they know the cause, so they are more likely to help.”
The students said attending this year’s trip are excited for the many opportunities available to help fund the trip because it’s something they want everyone to be a part of, whether attending the trip or not, they hope the money they raise from ACU students will help them better the lives of the people of Mission Lazarus.