Dordt College News

AMOR teams headed to Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

December 13, 2006

Thirty-five Dordt College students and three faculty/staff leaders will travel to the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua during Christmas break, serving on AMOR (A Mission Out Reach) mission teams.

AMOR is a Dordt College international service/missions opportunity that has been offered annually to students since the 1980s. This year’s mission projects are again being arranged through representatives of World Wide Christian Schools.

Students serving on AMOR teams typically do construction or renovation projects, lead Bible schools, etc. In the process they are introduced to the culture and the mission challenges of their host country, returning with a much broader understanding of God’s kingdom and the needs of the world.

Over spring break in March, more than 100 Dordt students will serve on mission trips in the U.S. and Canada. PLIA (Putting Love Into Action) has routinely enlisted between 10 and 15 percent of Dordt’s student body over the past decade. As the numbers involved have grown, so has PLIA’s geographical reach and variety of projects.

This March PLIA groups will travel to 13-14 sites in many different states, with one volunteer project in Canada as well. Previous PLIA teams have done home repair, painting, cleanup, childcare, teaching, etc. The student volunteers witness through the work they do, the love they show, and by gaining a new perspective on poverty, social injustice, and race relations.

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