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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (May 21, 2015) -- California Baptist University sent out 11 more volunteer teams May 13 through 20. The groups, which are participating in International Service Projects and Summer of Service programs, are serving in Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom.

The teams join 16 others already at work in Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Poland, Spain, Thailand and the United Kingdom. More than 370 participants will serve this summer on 42 teams in 16 countries.

Before they leave the campus, each team gathers to pray at the Kugel, a granite globe that floats on a base inscribed with the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20).

The teams asked for prayer as they serve each other, the fieldworkers and others they meet.

Kristen White, director of global mobilization, told family and friends that the burden falls on them to pray.

"I ask you to band together in prayer, that you would be as resolved or more so than my friends going," she said. "The real work will be done on your knees here. So my prayer for you is that the Holy Spirit would help you figure out your time, how to pray for each one of them."