Buckner Missions now accepting applications for Project Go 2012

Summer may seem like a far-off dream right now for many young people who have been so unceremoniously yanked from the leisurely days of Christmas break back into the frenzied start of a new semester. But now is the time to start planning the best summer of your life.

Project Go is a summer missions program for college students and recent graduates who want to serve orphans and vulnerable children.

Students can serve in Peru, Kenya, Russia, the Rio Grande Valley, Guatemala, Honduras, the Dominican Republic or Mexico. Session One takes place from May 31 to July 1. Session Two is from July 9 to August 9. Volunteers can also serve for a full summer.

Country preferences are taken into consideration, but assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis, and the deadline to apply is February 5 has been EXTENDED to February 17!

“After these trips, their whole world view changes,” said Analiz Schremmer, volunteer recruitment and fulfillment coordinator. “I know Project Go has helped a lot of individuals find their calling and decide what they want to do with their lives professionally. Some people have come out knowing they want to adopt one day. Others decide they want to go into full-time ministry or social work.”

One volunteer who served in Kenya appreciated having time to get to know the children, build relationships and be immersed in the culture.

“We got to milks cows with them, help prepare the meals and even watch them play in a futbol game,” she said. “I never could have imagined falling so in love with 70 orphans, but for some reason, those are the faces that I can't seem to get out of my head since I've been home… I will forever have a piece of Kitale, Kenya in my heart.”

Schremmer said volunteers aren’t just changed through their experience – they change the lives of others.

“The biggest differences they make are in the lives of individuals,” she said. “As the volunteers go about their service, they will have the opportunity to develop relationships and share the love of Christ. It’s a permanent impact. Some of the kids they will work with just need to be loved and they will have the opportunity to do that.”

To learn more about Project Go and to apply, please visit http://itsyourmission.com/interns/index.shtml. Or, you can contact Analiz Schremmer at aschremmer@buckner.org.

Stay connected with Project Go on Facebook! Find us at www.facebook.com/ServeWithProjectGo.

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