The Well Church in downtown Abilene will conduct a student-run concert Feb. 27 to benefit the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO) spring break service trip to Honduras with the Mission Lazarus foundation.
ACU’s own Ethan Alexander, XXX, and University of Texas at Austin student Colin Russell Leonard will provide live music entertainment.
Leonard, the show’s headliner, released a Kickstarter-funded extended play last year titled Valleys. Since then, he has signed with a record label and is now a worship leader at Austin Stone Church in Austin.
Tickets cost $10 and will be sold at the Campus Center next week as well as at the door the night of the show.
Students going on the spring break trip will work alongside founder of Mission Lazarus Jarrod Brown, an ACU alum, and his wife Allison. His ministry takes advantage of unique service opportunities in Choluteca, Honduras.
“Our holistic approach seeks to address multiple facets of community development and growth and ultimately share the love of Jesus,” Brown said on the Mission Lazarus website. “Our comprehensive approach focuses on specific outreach methods in the areas of agriculture, education, medicine, church planting, refuge (orphanage) and social enterprise.”
Last year, 18 students signed up for the trip, but this year only a few have committed so far. Still, regardless of the number of volunteers, the impact Mission Lazarus is having in Honduras has not gone unnoticed.
“One of the big things Mission Lazarus does is build portable latrines because, though they’re primitive, the people there don’t have bathrooms,” said Rudy Garza, junior marketing major from Corpus Christi and president of CEO. “It’s awesome because driving through Honduras, you’ll see a lot of the latrines they’ve built.”
The fundraising event for Mission Lazarus is being led by the vice presidents of service for CEO. The week of the concert, they will have a booth set up in the Campus Center to purchase tickets and T-shirts.
Doors will open for the concert at 8 p.m. All proceeds from ticket and T-shirt sales and donations will go toward Mission Lazarus and the CEO spring break service trip.