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Guest Post: Spring Break Redefined

This is a post from my brother’s blog, disciplemexico.org.  He’s also our host missionary for the spring break missions trip I’m leading that leaves in just a few hours.  Thanks for praying for our team.  It’s going to be a great week! Spring Break is a well known concept here on the Yucatán Peninsula. Many … Continue reading

Life lessons learned in Yucatán

I will always take students on short term mission trips. It’s amazing how the simplest truths become profound when you experience them in a different cultural context. This is exactly what happened on our spring break trip to Yucatán, Mexico. I lead a group of AU Chi Alpha students to work with my brother Dave, … Continue reading

Taking the Break Out of Spring Break

Spring semester is always tough. The Christmas break just doesn’t seem long enough, and the academic pace is always intense. When midterms hit things can be close to a breaking point. Sounds like a perfect time for a vacation–not for AU Chi Alpha! We’re going to be on mission. It started in 2002 and it’s … Continue reading

Back Across the Border!

Spring break has started and in a half hour, I’m off to Mexico. We’ve been taking students on missions trips during their spring break for years, but this time it’s a little bit different. I’m taking Sam along too. He’s so excited, I think he might fly to Mexico without the plane! I’m bringing my … Continue reading

Sharing the joy…spreading the gospel?

Look closely @ what Shawn is holding.  Yes, that is a cup of espresso.  Those of you who know my friend and fellow missionary know how amazing this picture is.  Shawn doesn’t drink coffee.  You could probably put Shawn into the anti-coffee category.  During break times @ out of town conferences, when most of us … Continue reading

Return to the Yucatan

It’s hard to believe it’s over… Chi Alpha had more than 2 weeks packed full of Jesus serving goodness. I wrote earlier about Passion Week but the pinnacle came one week earlier. I was able to take another team to work with my brother Dave in the Yucatan. There’s so much to say about what … Continue reading