Baptists student ministry looks to lend a hand

Baptists student ministry looks to lend a hand

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Looking for something interesting to do during Spring Break that doesn’t just involve partying?
Consider joining the Baptist Student Ministry in their Spring Break mission trip to South Padre Island to participate in Beach Reach.
“Students from all schools around the U.S. come together in order to help out and share the gospel,” said Hector R. Castelltort, AMK Campus Missionary. “We take students that are passionate about spreading the gospel and helping other people out.”
During the trip, volunteers offer free rides to spring breakers anywhere on the island, as well as host a free pancake breakfast each morning and free pancakes every night until 3 am.
They also form a sand sculpture in front of Coca-Cola beach and do outreach for people out there.
“It’s something that more and more students are doing for spring break each year,” said Israel Mendez, Communications major and member of the BSM. “The movement has caught on in places such as Panama Beach and various beaches in California.”
According to Castelltort, BSM has participated in this mission for the last 4 years, this year being their 5th.
The trip begins Saturday March 10 and lasts until the Friday of the next week, March 16.
“During this week,” said Castelltort, “you will get little to no sleep but you will get to see God move in a crazy way and show you of the great need that we have for Him in everything that you do.”
A student wishing to participate does not have to be involved with the BSM, just passionate about the gospel.
“I would definitely consider helping out even if I wasn’t a student,” commented Mendez, “For us it all boils down to one thing—showing the love of Christ to everyone.”
Anyone wishing to help needs to let the BSM know as soon as possible, just stop by the BSM (located across from Manning Hall). There will be a cost of $168 for the mission.
“Beach Reach is a great experience and anyone should try it at least once,” said Castelltort. “It is a really humbling experience and it will make you realize that there is more to life than just life.”