Students to serve over summer

Northwestern’s Summer of Service team members will serve in a dozen countries this summer. 

Eighteen 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: Albania, Bolivia, Fiji, France, Ghana, Greece, Haiti, Ireland, India, Romania, Thailand and the United States.

The students—whose majors include biology, education, nursing, psychology, religion, social work and sociology—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, Rahab’s Rope and the Luke Society.

Since 1981, Northwestern College’s SOS program has encouraged and prepared 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 $72,500.

For a list of the 2013 SOS team members’ names, dates of service, and details about the ministry in which each student will participate, visit