By Kimberly Prather, Student Reporter
The mission of ACU, which is to educate students for leadership throughout the world, was seen through Global Samaritan Resources in its Chapel to collect funds for worldwide support and help.
Global Samaritan Resources Student Outreach is a non-profit group based in Abilene that sends medical supplies across the world. The group was originally a part of the Healing Hands organization, but eventually separated.
“Global Samaritan Resources branched away because we had a different agenda, and we wanted to stay in the Abilene community,” said Samantha
Popp, senior political science major from San Antonio. Global Samaritan was started last fall to keep ACU students involved, Popp said.
“The whole idea started in our Internal Relations class, and we fell in love with the brilliant idea of outreach programs and mission,” Popp said.
The agenda on Monday was to help ACU student Prince Obuor, senior biology major from Ghana, with his medical mission by raising money to ship supplies back to Ghana to help the clinics with health care.
The mortality rate in Ghana is more than twice the national average, according to Obuor. The women and children of Ghana especially need the help of the ACU community, Obuor said.
Tyler Baker, senior social studies teaching major from San Antonio, said Monday’s Chapel was used to introduce the mission that Global Samaritan Resources is trying to accomplish. Obuor said the overall hope of the collection is to raise enough money to help connect the old clinic with a new clinic that has better resources.
In addition to money, Global Samaritan Resources would like volunteers to help move into the new facilities.
“We do not just want your money, we also would like your time and effort, and most importantly your prayers,” Baker said.
The ultimate goal is to be able to help a student every year.
“Tyler would like to get the organization off the ground and every year help a student give back to their home country,” Popp said.
The Chapel on Monday was a start toward fulfilling the mission: raising $1,276.16 in the collection to help ship medical supplies to Ghana. Baker said the men of Frater Sodalis were a big help in collecting the money during Chapel.
Global Samaritan Resources would like to thank Frater Sodalis for helping with the collection and everyone who donated. For more information about Global Samaritan Resources, contact Tyler Baker at email@example.com.