Break for Change planning spring trips
September 28, 2007

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     Bryan students are being challenged to make a Break for Change with their spring vacations, as this Practical Christian Involvement ministry is Break for Change may mean traveling to another country to ministerrecruiting participants for its spring 2008 mission trips.
     Tim Furnanz and Sharalyn Schmidt, co-presidents of BFC, recently presented plans for next spring in a chapel program. They said seven trips have been planned for next spring, both overseas and stateside. Trips include Juigalpa, Nicaragua; Latvia; San Diego, Calif.; ministries to college campuses in the southeastern part of the U.S.; Opelousas, La.; Birmingham, England; and Honduras.
     "We picked these trips by praying, being open to opportunities that came up and e-mailing and talking to people who have connections with missionaries or organizations,” Tim explained.
     Interested students have until Oct. 5 to sign up for the trip they want to take.
     Break for Change is a unique opportunity for Bryan students to “serve the Lord and experience another culture away from home, but also to have the same opportunity when they get back home,” said Dr. Travis Ricketts, faculty director of PCI.
     Twelve years ago, Dr. Ricketts took over what is now Break for Change. Previously, Sharon Richardson, former PCI director, had headed up two similar domestic trips.
     Students are responsible for raising money to pay for these weeklong trips. Approximately 70 students participated last year.