Grand Canyon University Students Embark on Alternative Spring Break
Social Media Tools Blend Virtual Capabilities with Honduran Mission Trip
"Spring break alternatives are becoming a popular choice, as many students
prefer to devote the week to service-oriented travel," said
Accompanying Lemenager on the nine-day mission trip will be two
"I feel so blessed to be able to go and serve in a country where there is so much need," said Clarkstown, Wash.-native Adams. "Having the chance to bring these people the simple joys and necessities in life, whether it's food, clothing, joy, happiness or faith; even if I reach just one person, it will be a successful trip."
While on the trip, Lemenager, Adams and Kelsey will harness the opportunity to share their experience with others through social media tools, inviting site visitors to engage in live chat via Ustream, live video, photo journaling and blogging.
"We're fortunate in that we'll have the capability to invite those from around the world to be global citizens right alongside us as we reach out to the villagers," said Lemenager. "We'll be posting daily for anyone who is interested in following us, essentially blending the worldwide virtual landscape with a very untouched one."
The majority of the trip will be spent in la Esperanza,
In addition to feeding villagers and engaging in a religion-focused dialogue, the group will visit the children's home, as well as travel deep into the country, off the beaten path, where they will visit the smaller villages to spread faith-based messages.
"I think it will be interesting to see how God uses us," said Kelsey, who
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