Instead of a beach vacation or cruise, 19 college students from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, spent their Spring Break serving the homeless and less fortunate in Nashville, Tennessee.
Working through Adventures in Missions (AIM), an interdenominational missions organization that focuses on discipleship, these students were looking for opportunities to bring the love of Jesus to our community and bring hope to lives ruled by despair.
“The group had an amazing time serving the Lord in Nashville, and much of that is due to the work they did at the Nashville Rescue Mission. Meeting Thomas and hearing his story about how God changed his life was an unforgettable experience,” said Jeff Goins, Director of Marketing for AIM. “I have a special place in my heart for this ministry and love how God is using it; I can’t tell people enough of how important it is to spend some time volunteering there. It changes your perspective on poverty, homelessness and seemingly ‘lost’ causes. I’ve been there before, and I’ll definitely be back with other groups… again and again.”
“We are extremely grateful to these students for the hard work they did while volunteering at the Mission,” said Nathan Peeples, Director of Volunteer Services of the Mission. “They did a tremendous job of organizing donations of food, toiletries and clothing. This will allow us to do a more effective job of serving the needs of our guests.”
To read a little more about this team’s adventures and see photos from their time in Nashville, check out these two blogs:
Thank you students from James Madison University! We appreciate you!