Students from The Baptist College of Florida participate in Cuban mission trip
Jun 23, 2014
By BCF STAFF

GRACEVILLE (BCF)—Ten students from The Baptist College of Florida traveled to Cuba this month as part of a summer 2014 Florida Baptist Convention partnership mission project. This was the third time students from the college have served in Cuba.

This year's team was accompanied by BCF Missions Professor Dr. Rich Elligson and Florida Baptist Convention volunteer team leader Dana Hardee.
 
BCF Freshman Missions Major Jennifer and her uncle. BCF photo
The group made good use of their week in Cuba, participating in the renovation of a church building, afternoon Vacation Bible School and an evening Bible conference each day. 
 
BCF Christian Counseling Major Melle Chambers and Missions Major Laura Root work together to complete a window frame for the church renovation in Cuba. BCF photo
The diversity of the team added to the experience. The group boasted an 18 year old as well as an 81 year old, and included two students who take BCF classes online. One member of the group, whose parents immigrated to the United States from Cuba as children, was able to connect with an uncle she had never met. That connection resulted in the uncle making a profession of faith.
 
A wide variety of majors were represented, including Missions, Missions with a concentration in Aviation, Christian Counseling, Christian Studies, History/Social Studies and Leadership/Christian Education.  
 
Hardee was impressed with the group, noting “they built relationships everywhere they went” and were “utterly engaged” in the lives of the Cuban people they worked with during the week.

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