Time away doesn’t always mean time off; and over spring break, some Corban students went on mission trips to serve the Lord with their time.

Teams went to Mexico, Utah, and Chicago.  Jess Bruggeman helped lead a trip to Tecate, Mexico.

“We worked with Amor Ministries, building a home for a local family in need,” she said. “We also led VBS with the children in the neighborhood where we built the house.”

The second team that went to Mexico partnered with a team from Court Street Christian, a Salem church, to help out at Door of Faith orphanage located in La Mision, Baja California, Mexico.

Jordin Lineback, who helped lead this team, said, “My goal was simply to open myself up to being used however the orphanage needs and however God will be able to work through me to make the ultimate difference.”

“It was my goal to connect with the family we are building the house for, encourage and serve the team of students I am going with, and be bold enough to go out of my comfort zone in order to make the this opportunity most glorifying to God,” Bruggeman said.

The team that went to Utah helped Christian ministries in the area and engaged in challenging discussions with Mormons about their faith.

“A lot of Mormons believe what they believe because they grew up with it,” said Katrina Aman, who led the trip.

“This really is a forgotten mission field,” Harris said. “Even BYU, the second largest private university and a prestigious school, only has less than 2% of its student body not Mormon.”

The team that went to Chicago partnered with an organization called DOOR (Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection) and worked in the urban community of Chicago. Their goals were to gain better insight into life in an urban context and to learn the needs of urban communities.