Summer Ministries

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

This summer, a team of eight engineering students and two engineering professors will travel to Liberia (Africa) to use their skills to help others.

Four seniors — Earl Girouard, Griffin Meyers, Charles Briggs, and Christopher Plume — are designing a cooling system for a power generation station on the campus of the Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) Christian ministry. A group of students from Cedarville’s Society of Engineers Aiding Missions (SEAM) organization is designing and building solar-powered night-lights for pastors in remote villages.

These teams will also be constructing a medical waste incinerator, mapping out the current water system, obtaining a computer-aided design (CAD) software package suitable for the ministry, and looking at ways to address the lack of safe drinking water through lighter and more efficient well-drilling machines.

Through cross-cultural service, direct interaction with Liberians, and creative design using appropriate technologies, the Cedarville team will develop a vision to help meet the world’s physical needs while spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The future engineers and their professors join 325 other faculty, staff, and students who are ministering abroad this summer. For a complete listing of summer ministry teams, visit