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Nashville, Great Plains group tours: sign-up now

October 16, 2007

Great Plains Experience

If you like learning vacations but would rather leave the planning and arrangements to someone else, Dordt College is offering two opportunities you won’t want to miss! The special events coordinator at Dordt College, Dianne De Wit, is now accepting reservations for two adult travel tour groups in March and June of 2008.

Refreshed for Service, a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, is scheduled for March 14-20, 2008. This trip offers a unique opportunity to be refreshed for ministry plus sample the arts, music, history, and culture for which the “Athens of the South” is known.

Hosts Stan and Alice (Veluw) Weber of Salama Ministries, will share their vision of “neighboring” in Nashville’s inner city and help participants see new ways they can serve in their own communities.

Devotions for the week will be led by author and pastor Scotty Smith. Abby Jansen, professor of social work at Dordt College, will help facilitate evening discussions. More information and registration can be found at

The Great Plains Experience is a motorcoach tour scheduled for June 1-6, 2008. The tour begins in the Black Hills and travels through beautiful and sparsely populated areas along the Niabrara River in the Nebraska Sandhills and back to Rapid City through the South Dakota Badlands.

Historical stops include the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Indian Reservations, Wounded Knee, and Fort Robinson. Along with local Native Americans, author and Dordt College professor Dr. James C. Schaap will share stories and history of the Lakota Sioux.

Environmental studies professor Dr. Robb De Haan will share his knowledge of plants, local geology, and wildlife. Information and registration can be found at

For more information about either of these trips, contact Dianne De Wit at 712 722 6029 or

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