Northwestern students serve over summer break

Twenty-one Northwestern College 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, Ethiopia, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Russia, Solomon Islands, Spain and the United States.

The students—whose majors include business, education, nursing, science and Spanish—will assist pastors, physicians, teachers and other missionaries in churches, hospitals, orphanages and refugee camps. They will teach English, lead worship, deliver community health programs, and provide education and vocational training to sex-trade victims with ministries such as Pioneers, Wycliffe, the Luke Society and the Reformed Church in America.

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 $90,000.

For a list of the 2012 SOS team members’ names, dates of service, and details about the ministry in which each student will participate, visit