Spring Break Trips
By Kristen Farley
This week, observant students have noticed the long lines of Global Outreach tables set up in the lower SSC. The recruitment process has begun for this year’s spring break mission trips, and the itinerary for this year includes locations both old and new.
This is the first year that Ecuador is on the list. In fact, it is something near and dear to Cedarville’s own, junior nursing major Priscilla Gonzalez. She was born and raised in Ecuador, and through her parent’s ...
The Other Side of the Field
Missions perspectives from those who grew up overseas
by Rebekah Erway and Emily Day
For some students here at Cedarville, missions is more than just a concept or a future plan. These MKs, or missionary kids, and internationals have seen some of what the work of missionaries is like on the other side of the field. Growing up in the midst of missions gave them some insights about it. Some names and country names have been altered or withheld to protect those in secure locations.
GO Make Disciples
Learn how Global Outreach got started, how they are on mission today
by Alexandria Hentschel and Paolo Carrion
When Dr. Don Callan started his short-term missions program at Cedarville University 46 years ago, then called Missions Involvement Service (MIS), he was greeted with mixed responses.
“I’ve had a couple pastors buy me lunch to chew me out,” Callan said.
These pastors thought that the ministry was “stealing” money from full-time missionaries. What Callan knew, however, ...
Missions v. Ministry
Cedars explores the debate discussing the difference between missions and ministry
by Callahan Jones
It was this instruction from Jesus, “The Great Commission,” that sent Christianity out across the globe and it is the command that drives mission efforts today.
Over the last several decades, there has been a shift in the church’s overall approach to missions. Partially kick-started with the coining of the term “10/40 Window” by Christian missionary strategist Luis Bush in ...
Athletes for Christ
Cedarville’s basketball team has been going to the mission field since 1971
by Josh Burris and Tim Miller
The Cedarville men’s basketball team has been going on mission trips since the summer of 1971 when Dr. Don Callan was the team’s head coach. The idea for the Cedarville basketball mission trips came from Callan and retired Lt. Gen. Loren Reno, who was playing at the time.
Callan went on a basketball mission trip to Taiwan when he was a player at Taylor University. Reno, Cedarvi...
Finding Joy in Guatemala
Senior Zachary Bindus and junior Marissa Smith weren't sure they wanted to go on one of Global Outreach's spring break mission trips. But through a series of events, God made it clear to both of them that they were supposed to be in Guatemala. Here is a glimpse into their experiences during their week abroad. [All photos courtesy of Marissa Smith]
Cedarville Students Serve Haiti
Two Cedarville students with hearts for Haiti went to minister to the disaster-ridden island after a massive hurricane recently struck the region.
Leslie Pence and Samantha Reece had been to Haiti before on multiple missions trips. They both were upset to hear that a hurricane was headed directly for where they had ministered during the previous summer.
“We follow what’s happening in Haiti because we have a heart for it,” said Reece. “We saw the course of where the hurricane was ...