Posted: March 18, 2014
From March 31 to April 4, a group of HIU students will be joining AMOR Ministries to help build homes for needy families in Mexico. As part of AMOR’s “Project Barnabas,” approximately 20 students will be taking the role of servant-leaders for thousands of volunteers from around the country. In addition to construction work, they will have opportunities to cook in the team’s kitchens and participate in local ministries.
AMOR Ministries was founded in 1980 by Scott and Gayla Congdon (BA ’77, MA ’89), and has been a close partner with HIU for more than 12 years. The organization serves poverty-stricken families by providing them with warm, safe homes built by volunteers. Every year thousands of volunteers help build houses, churches, and schools and provide those in need with food, clothing, blankets, school supplies, Christmas presents, and more. Since its founding, AMOR has built over 17,300 homes and 344 churches.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with AMOR Ministries,” said Bryan Sands, Director of Campus Ministries. “Not only do we believe God is doing amazing things through this ministry, but the fruit that is produced through AMOR is tremendous. When our students step out in faith in this manner, they allow God to use them like never before. This will be a powerful trip, and I am expecting student’s lives to be changed for the glory of God.”