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Riverside, Calif. (June 3, 2015) -- California Baptist University sent out seven more volunteer teams to fields of service around the world June 1 through 3. The groups, which are part of the International Service Projects and Summer of Service programs, are serving in East Asia, Kosovo, Japan, Russia, Poland and Germany.

Twenty-seven teams have already been sent to service projects in areas such as Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Spain, Thailand and United Kingdom. More than 370 participants will serve this summer on 42 teams to 16 countries.

Before leaving 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).

Leaders of the latest teams to head out asked for prayer for flexibility, boldness and team unity.

"Pray that we would be intentional in everything that we do, that we would be focused on serving the people and not on ourselves," one leader said.

Kristen White, director of global mobilization, encouraged friends and families to pray that the teams would be resolved to work hard, play hard and boldly share their faith. The theme for ISP/USP/SOS this year is Resolve.

White encouraged the team members to fully rely on God during their time overseas.

"Whether it's hard, whether it's easy, be faithful to do that and trust God with the results," White said.