Students in WorldWide Witness are finishing their final responsibilities while preparing for internships.
WWW is an organization that provides students the opportunity to travel to locations around the world where to learn and serve the community. Students who enroll and are recruited are placed on teams of one to four members with whom they will learn and work under the leadership in their location.
“Witness gives ACU students a semester to think, pray and grow a more spiritual understanding of what it means to live in God’s world,” said Larry Henderson, WorldWide Witness director. “Following a summer of cross-cultural ministry, they have developed meaningful relationships with people who are different than they are and have collected an assortment of stories and experiences that should bless them for a lifetime.”
In the past, WWW has sent students to 60 different locations. This year, students will be in at least 36 different ministries. The 65 students traveling this summer made the decision to go on these trips after being recruited during the fall semester.
Meagan Ford, freshman interior design major from Matador, will be traveling to Thailand this summer.
“It gives me the opportunity to go to Thailand and take part in serving God in ways that I’m not sure I’d be able to do without this program,” Ford said.
Internship opportunities are available on every continent except for Antarctica and last 8-12 weeks. Opportunities to serve include agriculture, water drilling, radio and mass communications, anti-trafficking, orphanages and many more. The most common jobs and locations are medical ministry in Zambia, sports ministry in South Africa and campus ministry in Thailand.
WorldWide Witness helps students get experience in their majors and in missionary work. Although most of the internships are through ministry opportunities, the program will affect students in the workplace as well.
“We want Jesus to be honored, his people blessed and our students better informed about our Father’s world,” Henderson said.
Information on how to get involved with WorldWide Witness next year is available at http://www.acu.edu/legacy/academics/cbs/centers-services/him/WWW/index.html, or contact Henderson at email@example.com.