2017 Mission Trips

Feb. 16, 2017 - by Carol Best

Whether it’s halfway around the world in Africa or just a few hours up I-35, in Iowa, MNU students have several opportunities to serve others in ethnically, culturally and geographically diverse settings this year. Six mission trips will immerse students in situations where they “can see God work in ways they never would if they stay in their own comfort zone,” says Alison (Weinstock, '03) Johnson, MNU ServiceCorps coordinator.

During spring break, a mix of undergraduate and graduate students will travel to Cameroon to work with Bread for Life International medical teams and help evangelism teams. Dr. Acha Goris leads this group that provides Master of Arts in counseling students the chance to experience their chosen vocation in situations unlike anything they would encounter back home.  

Picture1

Also during spring break, a group will spend time in Iowa City working with IC Compassion and the multicultural Iowa City Church of the Nazarene. The church, which runs multiple ministries to diverse groups, has become a favorite destination for MNU students seeking the challenge of intercultural experiences.

Fifteen students will spend spring break in Haiti renovating a medical unit to handle cholera cases in Cascade Pichon (see Passion to Serve story).

Another group will accompany Dr. Jo and Rocky Lamar on the annual mission trip to Native American Christian Academy in Sun Valley, Arizona this May. Education majors and basketball players will teach NACA students and provide friendly mentorship and a basketball camp over the week in Arizona. 

Finally, 12 students will travel to the “land of the long white cloud” with Johnson when they visit Whangarei, New Zealand in July. The students will minister to children and help complete renovations to New Hope Church of the Nazarene where Johnson pastored prior to her current position at MNU. 

Donations for mission trips are always welcome at https://connect.mnu.edu/go-global-gift.

 

 

MNU News

Wednesday, April 26
Recent News
List
Grid
Archives
Michael Lewis-11
Internship Leads to Career Choice

Internship Leads to Career Choice

Triple jumpers are exceptional athletes often possessing a natural ability to perform the complicated jump. But they don’t rely solely on that ability. They refine their technique to maximize the…

Read More
MNU PresidentsHonors 0239
President's Honors 2017 Sets New Record

President's Honors 2017 Sets New Record

President's Honors, MNU's premier fundraising gala for student scholarships, set a record again! A total of $709,126 was raised through sponsorships, bids and gifts April 7, 2017. This brings…

Read More
PT Blocks
Replacing Fear With Trust

Replacing Fear With Trust

MNU Profs Train Kansas Social Workers  When a child is taken from home and placed in foster care, the initial shock can be difficult to process. For most children around the country, the…

Read More
20160507 MNU commencement 0692
Commencement May 6, 2017

Commencement May 6, 2017

Commencement is just around the corner. Here's a list of some of the main events.  Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m., Nurses Pinning and Dedication Ceremony, College Church Sanctuary Saturday, May 6 at…

Read More
20160408 MNU PresidentsHonors 0836
MNU to Honor Olathe Community at President’s Honors Gala April 7, 2017

MNU to Honor Olathe Community at President’s Honors Gala April 7, 2017

MidAmerica Nazarene University has announced it will honor the Olathe community with the first-ever Pioneering Spirit Award at President’s Honors,…

Read More
bc-fa-weekend-large
50th Anniversary Fine Arts Weekend March 4-5

50th Anniversary Fine Arts Weekend March 4-5

MNU’s 50th anniversary celebration continues next month with a weekend packed full of music, theatre and art from yesterday and today, March 4-5,…

Read More
TC-w-tag
Ministry Leadership Institute for High School Students Taking Applications

Ministry Leadership Institute for High School Students Taking Applications

Applications are open for The Call, a one-week ministry leadership institute held June 5-9 or 12-16. Pastors, professors and others in ministry will…

Read More
Drummond-1
Drummonds to Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of MNU Gala

Drummonds to Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of MNU Gala

MidAmerica Nazarene University announced that long-time community leaders, Dr. Bob and Julie Drummond, are the honorary co-chairs of the 2017…

Read More
Kayla Cossins
2017 Scholarship Challenge Winners Announced

2017 Scholarship Challenge Winners Announced

High-achieving high school seniors were invited to compete for one of three prestigious full-tuition scholarships at Scholarship Challenge Weekend…

Read More
Sports
Gameday Central

Gameday Central

SB vs. Central Methodist | CANCELLED

 
Seniors Shine on Senior Day

Seniors Shine on Senior Day

OLATHE, Kan. - MNU controlled both ends of a Senior Day double header sweep of Sterling on Tuesday...

 
Pioneers Split with Valley

Pioneers Split with Valley

OLATHE, Kan. - MNU allowed 13 first-inning runs in a double header but still came away with a split vs. Missouri Valley on Tuesday...

 
Latest Photos
MNU President's Honors 2017 The Jazz ensemble performs for guests during the silent auction.
MNU President's Honors 2017 Todd Garrett, director of MNU Athletics, welcomed guests at the beginning of the evening.
MNU President's Honors 2017 Dr. Rion Taylor enjoys the 2017 President's Honors.
MNU President's Honors 2017 Guests enjoy the 2017 President's Honors.
MNU President's Honors 2017 Approximately 450 people attended the 2017 President's Honors.
MNU President's Honors 2017 Guests were treated to great music from the Heritage and Symphonic Choirs.