Students volunteering for summer missions

Fifteen Northwestern students are members of the college’s Summer of Service (SOS) team. They will spend at least six weeks volunteering as short-term missionaries in a dozen countries: Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Namibia, South Africa, Spain, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The students—whose majors range from computer science to history to pre-medicine—will assist pastors, physicians, teachers and other missionaries in churches, hospitals, orphanages and refugee camps. They will teach English, care for AIDS orphans, lead worship, perform construction, and deliver community health programs with ministries such as Africa Inland Mission, the Luke Society, Pioneers and World Team.

Since 1981, Northwestern College’s SOS program has challenged, prepared and encouraged students to be effective Christian servants around the world. Team members raise their own funds through the support of family, friends and their churches. This year’s SOS team is raising $57,000.

For a list of the 2010 SOS team members’ names, dates of service, and details about the ministry in which each student will participate, visit