Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 6:00 pm

On November 9, Campus Ministries hosted a global missions meeting to give students at Northwest University an insight to the possible missions trips that will happen in the summer of 2017.

“What is a missionary?” said Lyubov Bernik as she started the meeting.

“’A missionary was sent by Christ as he was sent by God.’ and that applies to every single one of us,” Bernik said.

Here are some of the mission trips as follows for the summer of 2017:

Burkina Faso:

The trip to Burkina Faso in West Africa is led by Alleigha Bizik. Bizik and her team will work with Walk in the Light International from June 13-25, and together they will do ministry in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and rural villages.


Mason Britsch will be leading his second mission trip to California. Britsch’s team will work with both New Life Center’s youth camp and Teen Challenge located in Los Angeles and Hume Lake from June 8-26.


The trip to Cambodia will be led by Bethany Williams. Williams’ team will be working in collaboration with Hope for Justice to teach specific skills to girls rescued from Human Trafficking from May 27-June 3.

Costa Rica:

The trip to Costa Rica will be led by Bernik. Bernik’s team will work with Students International to build relationships and minister to kids, teens, and women in underdeveloped communities from May 22-June 3.


Miriam Tsegay will lead the trip to Egypt. Tsegay’s team will work with the Live Dead Ministry in Cairo, Egypt through ministry, English conversation and learn how to plant churches while ministering to the Muslim community from May 18-27.


Brittany Basso will be leading her second trip to Italy. Basso’s team will work with another missions team and with International Christian Fellowship Rome and YWAM in Francavilla al Mare to minister in various ways to the Italian Community from May 13-29.

Other trips for the summer include trips to India, Indonesia, Mexico, San Bernardino, CA, Swaziland, and Thailand.

In order for these mission trips to be successful, each team must have a minimum of six members. Some mission trips like Italy and Thailand have limited space and will have an interview process.

Students who apply and are accepted for any of the planned mission trips will be enrolled into a two-credit class where the leaders will meet with their team as well as with other teams to prepare for the upcoming trips.

Applications are available in the Campus Ministries office located in Pecota and are also available online. All applications are due 5 p.m. on November 22

For a full list of this year’s mission trips and contact information for their leaders visit the Campus Ministries’ page.

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