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Liberty students aid Brazilians on missions trip

May 27, 2008 : University Advancement staff

A group of 16 Liberty University students joined three Liberty University Center for Global Ministries [CGM] staff members for two weeks of missions and adventure on the Amazon River in May.

Their base of operations was a two-story river barge equipped with a kitchen and space for 30 hammocks. They ate, slept, and used the docked boat as a medical clinic for villagers with the help of Word of Life in Belem, Brazil.

In all, Liberty students assisted 468 patients with everything from parasites to small cuts. They also pulled 141 infected teeth, building upon a dental ministry initiated by CGM director Don Fanning on a previous trip.