by Public Relations Office
February 18, 2005
Cedarville, OhioEach spring, students from Cedarville University travel around the country and the world, ministering to others in many ways. This year is no exception, with 10 teams totaling 158 students, faculty, and staff spending their March 7-14 Spring Break serving others. A number of those involved are area residents.
Four of the teams will minister in foreign countries. The 42-student Ecuador team will work with missionaries to provide drama and sports ministries on a university campus. This group is led by Springfield resident Dr. Scott Dixon (associate professor of Bible), Dr. Tom (associate professor of Christian education) and Amy Hutchison of Cedarville, and Mike (assistant professor of Bible) and Tracey Parrott of Lebanon.
Rachel Martindale of Clifton and Isaac Pittman of Xenia are two of 17 students headed to Eleuthera, Bahamas to do construction work and hold cheerleading clinics. Their team is led by CU staff members Dawn Scott and Kristin Miller, both of Cedarville.
The University vocal ensemble Jubilate will travel to Jamaica to sing in churches and public schools. The 23-member group includes students Jeremy Cobb of Waynesville and Emily Mohler of Dayton. Xenia resident Dr. Roger O`Neel, assistant professor of church music, directs the ensemble.
Serving in Mexico will be a 22-student team led by Beavercreek residents Joe and Jenna Blakey and Hilliard residents Matt and Cindy Moore. Joe Blakey is on staff at Cedarville while Matt Moore is an assistant professor of communication arts. Their team will assist at camps for missionary kids.
Within the United States, six Cedarville groups will use their Spring Break to serve others. Cedarville native Nathanael Davis will be a part of the 10-member Chicago team that plans to tutor inner-city children, volunteer in the Chicago public schools, and lead evening youth activities through the Inner City Impact ministry. Joe Miller of Dayton will travel to Robbinsville, N.C., with three others to assist in construction at The Master`s Mission and interact with missionaries-in-training. In Hillsville, Va., Megan Thornburg of Urbana will join four fellow students in interacting with disadvantaged children and assisting in maintenance and improvement projects at Joy Ranch children`s home. Jason Ayers of Cedarville will be part of the nine-member Utah evangelism team, led by Jamestown resident Dr. Peter Burban (associate professor of mechanical engineering).
A fifth Cedarville team will jump into inner-city/urban outreach projects in New York City through the Project Genesis ministry of Children`s Bible Fellowship, and a sixth group will serve mentally disabled adults at Shepherd`s Home in Union Grove, Wis.
Media professionals interested in speaking with members of any of these teams should contact the University public relations office at 937-766-7808.