WBU seeking volunteers for mission trip to India

March 22, 2010

PLAINVIEW – Fresh off a spring break mission trip to Mexico, Dr. Rick Shaw and the Wayland Baptist University Mission Center is focusing on a summer trip to South Asia. Dr. Shaw, director of the mission center, will lead a group to work with indigenous missionaries in the primarily Hindu region.

“We have been asked to work with a local ministry that primarily serves poor women and children,” Shaw said.

The trip is not just for Wayland students. Anyone interested in working with the poor in South Asia is invited to join the group. The trip, scheduled for July 27 – Aug. 10, will cost approximately $2,000 per person.

Dr. Shaw was put in touch with the local missionaries by a former Wayland student who was serving in the region. For safety, his identity and location cannot be mentioned. Still having ties to Wayland, however, the missionary on the ground sent a message home concerning the indigenous group that was seeking help from other mission groups. In particular, they wanted people to come in for a week or two at a time and work with the women and children they are trying to reach.

Dr. Shaw contacted the missionaries and began planning the trip. The Wayland group will lead Bible studies and discipleship classes, and will also help with economic development for the poor, working primarily to produce clothing.