Students leave on mission trips; Crusader Choir and Orchestra depart for summer tour

May 5, 2014, 2:30 pm

Three student mission trips planned
For NNU students, faculty and staff, the end of finals week does not mark the end of opportunities for service. This year, there are three mission groups heading out of the country: one to Ghana led by Dr. Joe Gorman, one to Haiti led by Dr. Dan Lawrence and Amy Gilles, and one to Columbia led by Rev. Julene Tegerstrand and Dr. Mike Poe.

The group serving in Ghana will depart May 12 and return June 4. The team will begin in Accra, on the Southern coast, travel north to Tamale and end in Northeast Ghana, in Garu. During their time, they will engage in children’s ministries in schools and churches, visit children with handicaps in rural homes, paint the Annie Gorman Medical Clinic in Namankwan and hold church services along the way. The students serving on this trip are Danielle Miller, Bailey Voss, Kameryn Brock, Danny Atkins, Lindee Triplett and Halie Carley.

The group going to Haiti will depart May 13 and return May 28. They will spend their time in Port-au-Prince partnering with Mission Aviation Fellowship at a home for children with disabilities. They will also teach science lessons at the local Christian school and build a playground. Ultimately they will be involved in a ministry of presence with children. NNU will be represented by Rachel Ball, Stephanie Copenhaver, Caitlin Curtis, Kassandra Johnson, Matti Munger, McCrea Nirider, Lukas Rieke and Melissa Verhage.

The group serving in Columbia will work with The Seminary of Columbia involving students in local public schools and at the seminary outreach library. At the schools, the students will be teaching science lessons and at the library, they will be leading ESL and Bible lessons. As a further platform for outreach, the students will participate in soccer schools to share the message of Christ while interacting with kids. NNU will be represented by Lindsay Ashton, Sarah Blum, Luke Conklin, Tyler Crabb, Catlin Jensen, Argia Larrocea-Phillips and Brock Sargent.

Please pray for these students and their leaders as they shoulder the challenge to act as the body of Christ and to spread His arms of service around the globe.

Crusader Choir and Orchestra depart for summer tour
NNU’s Crusader Choir & Orchestra will embark on their summer tour May 11-18 with stops in California, Oregon and Washington. Directed by Music Department Chair Dr. Philip Miller, this ensemble features the talents of nearly 80 student performers, all of whom are outstanding ambassadors for the Lord, NNU and music.

Crusader Choir & Orchestra’s dynamic concerts feature a variety of music, including hymn arrangements, contemporary Christian songs, classical choral and orchestral repertoire and a cappella pieces.

Check their spring tour schedule below to find a performance happening in your area. Departmental updates can be found at

  • May 11  6:00 PM  Eugene First Church of the Nazarene, Eugene, Oregon
  • May 12 7:00 PM  Yreka Church of the Nazarene, Yreka, Calif.
  • May 13  7:00 PM  Parkside Church of the Nazarene, Auburn, Calif.
  • May 14  7:00 PM  Youth Event at  Mission Church, Bend, Oregon
  • May 15  7:00 PM Concert hosted by Peninsula Nazarene HELD AT at Pacific Bible Church, Ilwaco, Wash.
  • May 16 7:00 PM  Mountain View Church,  Tumwater, Wash.
  • May 17 6:00 PM Puyallup Church of the Nazarene, Puyallup, Wash.
  • May 18, 10:30 AM  Kent Church of the Nazarene, Kent, Wash.
  • May 18,  6:00 PM   Kennewick Church of the Nazarene, Kennewick, Wash.


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