Second Wave of Volunteers En Route To Great Commission Global Service
Riverside, Calif. (May 19, 2016) – California Baptist University is sending out its second wave of volunteer teams to serve for the International Service Projects and Summer of Service programs. Seven teams are scheduled to depart from CBU May 14-May 28 to volunteer for various service opportunities in East Asia, Austria, Spain, United Kingdom, Thailand and Canada.
Lisa Hernandez, associate professor of mathematics and a team leader, addressed families and friends who were seeing the teams depart.
"Please pray that we'll be bold in our faith, that we'll be strong in the knowledge of the gospel and that we'll be able to listen to the Spirit giving us those opportunities to share," Hernandez said.
Before departing, teams gather 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.
The teams join 14 others already serving in South Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Germany, Poland, Spain, Thailand and the United Kingdom. This summer, more than 300 volunteers comprising 37 teams will serve in 17 countries. 2016 marks the 20th year for CBU's mobilization efforts.