2018 Spring Break Domestic Mission Trips
- St. Bonaventure Mission School in Thoreau, New Mexico (March 16 - 24, 2018) In New Mexico we get the chance to work in a mission school. This will involve playing with the children and helping out with any current needs of the school. For more information about this mission school and who we will be serving, check out the link here: www.stbonaventuremission.org
- Missionaries of Charity in Chicago (March 16-21, 2018) We will be staying with the sisters helping them serve the homeless. This involves working in their soup kitchen, visiting with the women in their shelter, and distributing meals to the homeless. You will also have an opportunity to pray alongside the sisters and really get a taste of how Mother Teresa lived!
- Little Sisters of the Poor - Kansas City (March 17-21, 2018) **women only This trip is an opportunity to help the sisters in their mission to offer the neediest elderly a home where they will be welcomed, as Christ, cared for as family, and accompanied with dignity. The sisters also requested that we assist them with yard work and preparations for various events.
The $250 fee covers all food, travel, insurance, and lodging expenses for the trip. Feel free to Contact Morgan or Mary Claire with any further questions!
Many students at the UNL Newman Center go on mission trips through FOCUS Missions. This extensive program provides trip opportunities at many times throughout the academic year and summer months to international and domestic destinations.
Jessica Bedient international Mission Trip Scholarship
Jessica Bedient was passionate about experiencing different cultures and about serving people. To honor her life, which tragically ended in 2010, a foreign mission trip scholarship was established in her memory at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Jessica, a 26 year-old newlywed, died on October 13, 2010, four days after she and her husband, Tony Bedient, were in a traffic accident in Omaha. Tony and Jessica were married just weeks before.
To honor his late wife and allow others to benefit from enriching experiences abroad, Tony Bedient established the foreign travel scholarship in 2012. The permanently endowed fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation provides annual scholarships for students wishing to travel abroad on pilgrimage or to participate in foreign-service missions. The scholarship may not be used for domestic trips.
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