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Family and friends pray with volunteers as they prepare to depart for their fields of service. It is customary for teams to pray at the Kugel, a granite globe that sits on a base inscribed with the Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20).
Family and friends pray with volunteers as they prepare to depart for their fields of service. It is customary for teams to pray at the Kugel, a granite globe that sits on a base inscribed with the Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20).
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CBU sends second wave of volunteers to global service

RIVERSIDE (May 22, 2014)—California Baptist University sent 10 more International Service and U.S. Service teams to fields of service May 20-22. The volunteers will be working in South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Finland, the United Kingdom, Baltimore and New York.

The teams will join 16 others already at work in Thailand, East Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia and Italy. In all, 45 teams will serve in 16 countries this summer with more than 400 participants involved.

“Research shows that community and responsibility are the top two concerns that our students have,” said Kristen White, director of global mobilization. “Our faculty and staff leaders seek to connect with and invest in students to challenge them to take their next step in engaging the world. We are not just a ‘sending’ program; we are a discipleship program with a goal of investing in lives to develop followers of Jesus.”

CBU contributed nearly 35,000 service hours in 2013 through its flagship International Service Program/United States Program/Summer of Service opportunities, administered through the Office of Mobilization.