Ezekiel Olagoke, assistant professor of sociology at Waynesburg University, and Victoria Kapp, junior psychology major, will lead eight University students to Sebis, Romania, from Tuesday, May 20, to Tuesday, June 3, to serve with Barnabas Ministries, a non-profit ministry that helps meet the physical and spiritual needs of orphans, the elderly and poor families in Romania.
“I went to Romania the summer after my freshman year and fell in love with it,” said Kapp. “I want our team to fall in love with the people and the culture just as I did. But most importantly, I want God to completely wreck their hearts and change their lives. The service we will be doing is important, but I really want our focus to be on God and His heart for us in our time there.”
Service will include working with children in the community, reaching out to impoverished gypsy families and manual labor. Specific service will be dependent on interests of the group and needs of the ministry.
Students participating in this mission trip include:
- Devin Coughlin, a junior international culture and political science major from Belvidere, N.J. (Belvidere High School)
- Dakota Dawson, a junior psychology major from Charleroi, Pa. (Charleroi Area High School)
- Jessie Kiner, a sophomore nursing major from Millerstown, Pa. (Greenwood High School)
- James Law, a junior youth ministry major from Erie, Pa. (McDowell High School)
- David O'Donoghue, a freshman undeclared major from Waynesburg, Pa. (Waynesburg Central High School)
- Casey Riker, a freshman psychology major, from Gibsonia, Pa. (Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School)
- Alex Sherman, a junior exercise science major from New Milford, CT (New Milford High School)
- Jordan Smallwood, a sophomore psychology major from New Salem, Pa. (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School
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