Honduras Spring Break Campaign Spreads the Word to Many
by: Stafford North | April 5, 2011
Under the leadership of Dr. Dudley Chancey, Bible professor at Oklahoma Christian University, about 100 Christians went to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on a Spring Break Campaign. The group included college students and alumni from Oklahoma Christian, high school students, and some adults who went along to supervise and to work. Several congregations were represented: Memorial Road, Del City, Muskogee, and Ft. Smith.
During the week’s stay, the group carried out a number of very important activities. They did a VBS for about 200 at a church building and another VBS for about twenty children of students at the Baxter Institute so the parents could have an evening out with someone caring for their children. They also took three cases of Bibles to distribute and conducted about fifteen home Bible studies.
Their work included building ten houses from wood and tin to help residents of the area have better living conditions. They also poured a large concrete driveway at the Baxter Institute and began a third expansion on the church building at San Mateo which had again grown too small to hold all who attend. One of the most interesting projects was preparing a soccer field next to the San Mateo church building which the church will use as an outreach to get people interested in attending their services. The group also painted and built benches for OC alumna Amber Foster’s place of work which cares for needy children. The materials for these projects were local but the group took money from U.S. churches and individuals to pay the cost.
An interesting feature of the campaign was that Chancey performed a joint wedding for three couples who wanted to follow the scriptural plan for getting married. The campaign group also handed out food bags and treated over a hundred at a medical clinic using OC students interested in different areas of medical service. The group also supplied reading glasses to people from the village of Izopo.
This work is a great example of the contrast between the church and the world. While many college students spend their Spring Break engaging in immoral activities at a beach somewhere, this group of Christian students and adults spent their time working hard in teaching, building, and serving for the benefit of others and of the church. There were other groups from Oklahoma Christian who went to other sites for the Spring Break and these are typical of what happens at all our Christian universities.