The Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization will fly nine members to Honduras for a service trip over spring break. This will be the second year CEO has sent a group to Honduras.
The group will be working alongside Mission Lazarus. Jarrod Brown, a founder of Mission Lazarus and ACU alum, puts the trip together for CEO. Mission Lazarus is a social enterprise with a coffee plantation, trade schools, clinics and churches all throughout the western part of rural Honduras.
“Our main focus is helping them finish building many of their facilities, but we also are going to just be an extra set of hands to help with whatever they are needing,” said Kate Hegi, sophomore marketing major from Fort Worth.
Members of CEO traveling to Honduras did most of the fundraising individually. However, CEO did put on a benefit concert featuring Colin Leonard and Judah and The Lion.
“The fundraiser was a huge success and blessing. We were able to collect $3,400 thanks to the help of the ACU body,” Barajas said.
This year’s group will consist of nine members traveling to Honduras, fewer than last year’s trip of 13. The trip will last seven days. The group will leave March 11 and return on the 18.
“CEO believes that giving back is an integral part of an entrepreneurship organization,” said Reagan Jefferies, senior elementary education major from Argyle. “They send students to Mission Lazarus so they can understand first-hand the impact of a social enterprise in communities.”
Hegi said she is a little anxious since she hasn’t been there and a few viruses have become more serious in recent months.
“I have full faith in the fact that this trip is going to help people and God will be with us through it all,” Hegi said.
For some students, this mission trip will be their first they have ever done.
“I’m really excited to go on this mission trip because it will be the first mission trip I’ve ever done, ” Barajas said. “I’m excited to do a hands-on project because I know that the project will be very beneficial for the people in Honduras.”