Students will have the chance to visit Belize this winter.
Five students attended a mission trip to the small village of Burrell Boom in Belize to help lay bricks and construct the second floor of the Methodist Primary School in January.
The trip is scheduled again during the last week of winter break Jan. 2-9.
“Students on the trip last year did a lot of hard work but also got to do all kinds of touristy things while they were there as well, they got to go swimming, visit the ruins and the zoo.” said Rita Himes, administrative assistant of church relations. “This is a wonderful experience for students to experience travel, build relationships with the people of Belize and with their peers.”
Students who attended last year’s trip said the overall experience was rewarding.
“The most meaningful part of the trip for me was being able to see the results and having the kid’s faces be smiling” said Olivia Coil, religion junior.
This year students will be traveling to Belmopan, the capital city, to work a new wing of the Methodist High School there.
The total cost of the trip is $650 including the plane ticket and is open to students of all majors and parents, faculty and staff. The cost for family members to attend is $1,200.
Students stay in a resort while there.
There is an informational meeting for the mission trip at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 in Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel.
Registration is due by the end of September.
Students interested in attending can e-mail Charles Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org more information.