March 8, 2023 : By Jacob Couch - Office of Communications & Public Engagement
During Liberty University’s Spring Break next week, over 340 students will travel around the globe on 16 school-sponsored trips for educational and service-related opportunities, spreading the message of the Gospel while furthering their classroom knowledge as they prepare for future careers.
International trips include sites across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean. In partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, Liberty will send an LU Serve Now team to Griffin, Ga., to assist with rebuild projects for homeowners who were impacted by the tornadoes that devastated the area in January.
All LU-sponsored trips are coordinated by LU Send, Liberty’s central hub of support for all student group travel and study abroad.
“The last few years have been challenging when it comes to travel, particularly travel abroad, but I’m really grateful for the hard work the team at Liberty has done to stay committed to providing opportunities for students to see the world,” said Vice President of Spiritual Development Josh Rutledge. “And this Spring Break, hundreds of Liberty students will have the chance to do precisely that. I think there’s no better classroom than what is afforded on these kinds of trips. But more than that, I think it’s also a tremendous way to be reminded of the sheer scale of Jesus’ vision for His Church.”
He said his real prayer for the students traveling is that God would move in their hearts.
“I pray He would give them a renewed passion to spend their lives for the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom across the globe.”