In January, 55 other Mizzou students and I are heading to
Harmons, Jamaica to serve the physical and spiritual needs of the locals there.
This is my first mission trip, and I was inspired to pursue this opportunity
after two years of involvement with the
Vertias Campus Ministry at Mizzou. Our
group is partnering with Won by One, an organization dedicated to making
Harmons a self-sustaining community. Seventy-five percent of locals there are
unemployed – and rather than simply build houses,
Won by One aims to empower residents
with education and job resources that will last long after we leave.