Abington Journal

Abington-area high school, college students embark on mission trip to Honduras

S. ABINGTON TWP. — A team of four adults, 17 high school students and three college-age members boarded a plane headed to Honduras on March 9, ready to use their individual talents and abilities to show love to the people there. The mission team from Clarks Summit University will serve for a little over a week, running a Bible program for children, featuring music, puppet skits, crafts, martial arts and various other electives.

The day before departure, team members gathered at Summit Christian Academy (SCA) for a “practice round,” performing some of the songs, skits and demonstrations they plan to offer in Honduras. The SCA first and second-graders sat attentively, clapping, giggling and singing along.

Electric City Shock soccer team representative Drew Randall also attended Thursday’s performance at SCA to present a donation of 19 balls, 16 shirts and 13 pairs of cleats for the mission team to take to Honduras.

Members of the Honduras mission trip puppet team perform a skit for first and second-grade students at Summit Christian Academy.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Honduras-1.jpgMembers of the Honduras mission trip puppet team perform a skit for first and second-grade students at Summit Christian Academy. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Members of the mission trip music team perform for Summit Christian Academy students the day before leaving for Honduras.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Honduras-2.jpgMembers of the mission trip music team perform for Summit Christian Academy students the day before leaving for Honduras. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Madison Kessler performs as a member of the puppet team.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Honduras-3.jpgMadison Kessler performs as a member of the puppet team. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Hannah Hricko, a member of the music team, plays the flute during a performance March 8 for Summit Christian Academy Students.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Honduras-4.jpgHannah Hricko, a member of the music team, plays the flute during a performance March 8 for Summit Christian Academy Students. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Caden Arendt talks to SCA students about his relationship with God during a pre-mission trip presentation.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Honduras-5.jpgCaden Arendt talks to SCA students about his relationship with God during a pre-mission trip presentation. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Seth Kashuba, left, assists Matt O’Brien with a martial arts demonstration for SCA students. O’Brien is using his skills and knowledge on the subject during a mission trip to Honduras, teaching children there how to defend themselves against bullies.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Honduras-6.jpgSeth Kashuba, left, assists Matt O’Brien with a martial arts demonstration for SCA students. O’Brien is using his skills and knowledge on the subject during a mission trip to Honduras, teaching children there how to defend themselves against bullies. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Drew Randall, of the Electric City Shock soccer team, kneeling, presented a donation of 19 balls, 16 shirts and 13 pairs of cleats to the group of high school and college-age students going to Honduras on a mission trip. From left, first row, are Sarah Darling, Brianna Randall, Rebecca Darling, Madison Kessler, Natalie Treat, Vickie Blowers, Maria Butts and Caden Arendt. Second row, Seth Kashuba, Matt O’Brien, Jeff Nunemaker, Nate Clark, Timothy Thompson, Levi Alfred, Hannah Hricko, Chase Janus and Clay Salvigsen.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Honduras-7.jpgDrew Randall, of the Electric City Shock soccer team, kneeling, presented a donation of 19 balls, 16 shirts and 13 pairs of cleats to the group of high school and college-age students going to Honduras on a mission trip. From left, first row, are Sarah Darling, Brianna Randall, Rebecca Darling, Madison Kessler, Natalie Treat, Vickie Blowers, Maria Butts and Caden Arendt. Second row, Seth Kashuba, Matt O’Brien, Jeff Nunemaker, Nate Clark, Timothy Thompson, Levi Alfred, Hannah Hricko, Chase Janus and Clay Salvigsen. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Area high school, college students take talents to mission field

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.