Tag Archives: Spring Break

Spring Break 2015: Phoenix pt. 3

Tuesday was a pretty good day. We spent the morning helping the church serve over 430 families through their partnership with the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. Many of those coming in for groceries are homeless, others are simply unemployed … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2015: Phoenix pt. 2

If you’ve ever been on a mission trip with the BSU, then you probably already know that we try to schedule a ‘fun day’ each time we go out. This year’s trip to Arizona was no exception. Although we originally … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2015: Phoenix pt. 1

Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona! This year’s Spring Break trip has it’s beginnings in the form of a visit from former Joplin pastor Monty Patton to the BSU. After hearing from Monty about the opportunities NAMB is creating to serve through … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2014: Arlington, Texas (Pt. 5)

The days start to blend together as we hit our stride here. And just as quickly it’s over. Today we spent the morning driving around Grand Prairie, picking up furniture and household items from people who were donating to Mission … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2014: Arlington, Texas

Woohoo, we made it! The six hour drive was more like an eight hour odyssey because of the torrential downpours that cut traffic speeds in half at times, but we avoided any wrecks and arrived safely at Mission Arlington shortly … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2013: Chicago (final)

Spring Break was awesome, but now it’s over.  We were blessed to be able to connect with churches and ministries in Chicago and even had a great day off sightseeing the city with Reuben Lilly from Northside Church of the … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2013: Chicago part 7

Today was our last in Chi-town. We worked at the church all day, finishing up as much as we could. After dinner we sat through a debrief with Pastor Charles from the church and JP Paulus from CityConnexx, then we … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2013: Chicago part 6

Whenever the BSU goes on a mission trip, we always try to take a day off to enjoy the area we’re in. Partly for rest, partly to learn about the context and culture of the area we’re serving and partly … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2013: Chicago part 5

Not every day is exciting, but every day brings new opportunities to serve. Today we spent almost the entire day at Northside Church of the Nazarene, laying tile, sanding, scraping, cleaning and doing whatever the church asks. Not much to … Continue reading

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Spring Break 2013: Chicago part 4

Cold, gross and joyful and playful. Probably the best way to describe Tuesday. Cold because it was 24 degrees outside with a windchill of 11 while we did a prayer-walking tour of Uptown with JP Paulus from CityConnexx. We were … Continue reading

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