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Break on Impact

Three teams of Covenant College students spent their spring break ministering to communities in Georgia, Washington State, and England. Led by Covenant staff, faculty, and alumni, the trips provided students with opportunities to serve and learn about God’s work in other cultural contexts.

 

Students who traveled to Clarkston, Georgia, were led by Catherine Kercher ’13 and Timothy Goldsmith ’12. Clarkston, a suburb of Atlanta, is a haven for refugees from around the world. The team in Clarkston worked with World Relief, Friends of Refugees, and Mission to the World to learn about the challenges facing refugees and to investigate how the church can better welcome refugees into our country.

 

The team in Washington State worked with Sacred Road Ministries on the Yakama Indian Reservation, reaching out to children and working with Bible clubs and hands-on work projects. The team was led by Amy Smith ’07 and Charles Lewis ’13.

 

Students who spent time in London, England, discovered one of the most diverse cities in the world. For the third year in a row, Covenant partnered with a group that has served in London since 1990, focusing on evangelism and church planting in the South Asian community. The trip was led by professor emeritus Henry Krabbendam.