An important part of Liberty’s vision is to equip our students to reach the world for Christ. If we expect them to do so, it’s only natural that we provide the opportunity for them to get a taste of what that might entail. Although details vary from year to year, each class at the secondary school has the opportunity to go on a short-term missions experience.
Senior Mission Trip
Each year the senior class and its sponsors join hands with an international organization to spread the gospel of Jesus. In past years, the seniors have traveled to the Dominican Republic or to Costa Rica. Through the use of dramatic presentations, school ministry, orphanage work, retirement home visits, and village outreach, our students get hands-on knowledge of foreign mission work. The work is not flashy, but the results are undeniable. Through teaching times, devotions, small group discussion, video presentations and guided readings, each student is led through the process of evaluating his or her life and priorities. This trip has long been the capstone to our biblically based education here at Liberty as students have a chance to put hands and feet to their faith in a way they may not have experienced before. Here is how one senior described his recent experience:
“I saw God work in the times that we passed out food. As we handed the food to the people we had the opportunity to pray with them. This was a big impact on both them and us. As we prayed in English the translator would pray in Spanish. This was awesome because during that time it was us and God. It wasn’t Americans, Costa Ricans and God t was us and God. One person I will never forget was the missionary’s son. We shared a great relationship and I know we will see each other again.” -Daniel Burko