CBU sending final waves of global service project volunteers
Riverside, Calif. (June 4, 2018) – California Baptist University continues to send out teams of volunteers to serve on International Service Projects (ISP). Teams in the third and fourth waves (final groups) will depart from CBU throughout the month of June. Volunteers will head to South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Central Asia, Spain, Germany, Greece, France, Portugal, Eastern Europe, Africa and South America.
This summer, more than 300 volunteers, comprising 38 ISP teams, will serve in 24 different countries. The teams serve in areas such as conducting sports camps, teaching English to university students, providing healthcare and engineering skilled service, and assisting with various children ministries.
Dr. Geneva Oaks, dean of the College of Nursing, is leading a team to South Africa. Her team will be assisting in healthcare roles.
The heart of nursing is being with people who are suffering, she said.
“We get to go and be with people and make a connection,” Oaks said. “These students have the opportunity to share the love of Christ with their hands, hearts and minds.”
This is the second ISP for Sabrina Eggleston, a nursing senior.
“This time I’m looking forward to seeing what healthcare looks like in other countries and helping people,” Eggleston said.
Before departing, teams gather with their families and friends to pray at the Kugel, a granite globe that rotates on a base inscribed with the scripture from Matthew 28:19-20, symbolizing CBU’s commitment to the Great Commission.