Our Passion to Serve
At MNU, a passion to serve the world is more than lip service. We have regularly been called to minister to those in need throughout the world. But in 2009, MNU students thought bigger... they thought, "What if?" See how it all began and how, with your help, it will continue.
In the 2015-2016 school year, MNU students funded the building of a soccer field on school grounds, developed a soccer programin partnership with the Pioneer Women's Soccer team and continued providing healthcare in clinics, supported by MNU traditional nursing students. Read more about this Passion to Serve Project.
Since 2007, MNU has been called to minister to the sun Valley Indian School, in Arizona through sports and worship. In the 2014-2015 school year, MNU students were called to do more. Through their efforts, MNU students raised $4,900 for the purchase and installation of solar panels. Read more about this Passion to Serve Project.
In the 2013-2014 school year, MNU students funded the building of a school that will provide education to more than 300 Haitian children. This school will provide immediate education to children K-12. MNU partnered with Heart to Heart International in these efforts. Read more about this Passion to Serve Project.
In the 2013-2014 school year, MNU students partnered with Alliance for Children Everywhere for the Zambia Passion to Serve Project, raising $5,000. The Alliance's Milk & Medicine program is a home-based supplemental feeding program for orphaned and vulnerable children and their families in Zambia, Africa. Read more about this Passion to Serve Project.
In addition to regularly ministering to the children helped by the Kansas City Urban Youth Ministry, MNU students decided to make a financial difference in these children’s lives. Students worked to raise more than $8,300 during the 2011-2012 academic year. The money went to upgrade the Rosedale Ridge apartment complex, provide playground equipment, and purchase a van. Read more about this Passion to Serve Project.
Proving that one person, one student, can make a difference, MNU students raised more than $35,000 during the 2010-2011 academic year for the Siaya, Kenya Orphanage. When MNU student, Jeb Flynn, spent a summer in Kenya, he proposed the university develop a plan to help. The money raised helped purchase land for housing, build sustainable gardens and provide ongoing mentorship for the children. Read more about this Passion to Serve Project.
Where it all began. In 2009-2010 the idea was that posed that ‘if’ 1,000 faculty, staff and students each donated $25 per semester—less than $2 per week—what could they do for the world? As a community, MNU raised more than $50,000 that year. Partnering with Rotary International, Heart to Heart International and Engineers Without Borders KC, the village of Patanatic, Guatemala received a new health clinic. Read more about this Passion to Serve Project.