Campbellsville University students participating in mission trips over break

Campbellsville University students participating in mission trips over break

Dec. 17, 2015

For Immediate Release


By Josh Christian, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – While some students will be inside watching Netflix during Christmas break, about 30 Campbellsville University students will visit orphanages and help with construction work in Guatemala and Haiti, provide Christmas for thousands of families in Texas as they teach children about the Lord.

Students will be traveling to Arlington, Texas to work with “Mission Arlington.”

“Mission Arlington is one of the most comprehensive community ministries in the country,” Ed Pavy, Campbellsville University’s director of campus ministries, said. Pavy said students would be working through Mission Arlington’s Christmas Store, providing Christmas for thousands of families.


Thirteen Campbellsville University students will be traveling to work in Arlington. These students include: McKenna Hill of Smith Grove’s, Ky.; Matt Farthing of Hopkinsville, Ky., Jonathan Berry of Elizabethtown, Ky.,


Oksana Marquez of Herndon, Ky., Dylan Joiner of Hopkinsville, Ky., Lauren Mayton of East Bernstadt, Ky., Elaine Quinn of Versailles, Ky., Bryan Rule of Elkhorn, Ky., Cody Jones of Glasgow, Ky., Stephanie Morgan of Hartford, Ky., Cassie Emery of Cloverport, Ky., Jesse Harp of Shelbyville, Ky., and Jordyn Bray of Somerset, Ky.


Joey Bomia, CU alumnus of 2015 and Baptist Campus Ministries intern, will be their group leader. Bomia is also discipleship coordinator with the Office of Church Outreach.


Pavy and Brett Sowell, CU alumnus of 2013 and BCM intern, will also lead a trip to Mirebalais, Haiti. Pavy said his team would focus on light construction as well as Backyard Bible Club and simple sports ministry.


Ten students will be going to Haiti and these students include: Sarah Bowman of Taylorsville, Ky.; Shelby Baker of Shelbyville, Ky.; Bry Carkin of Harrodsburg, Ky.;  Jacy Adams of Williamstown, Ky.; Bethany Lester of Danville, Ky.; Kathryn Thomas of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Clayton Rule of Elk Horn, Ky.; and Drew O’Neal, Campbellsville, Ky.


Kameron Smith, CU student of Louisville, Ky., will also be leading a trip to Guatemala City. Smith said her team will be staying at an orphanage and doing several activities with the children there. Smith said students will also do light construction work like building a concrete floor, handing out food baskets, and visiting other orphanages.


“Our main goal is to share the gospel, pray with the people and love on everyone we come in contact with,”  Smith said.


The Guatemala City mission team will be comprised of three university students Derrick Livingston of Campbellsville, Ky.; Amber Watercutter of Versailles, Ky.; and Smith.


Students will leave at various times during the break.


Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is


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