Humphrey part of spring break mission work by CU students

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By Josh Christian student news writer

 CAMPBELLSVILLE -- As the winter months come to a close, spring is on the horizon, and it is coming just in time for Campbellsville University’s Spring Break March 14-18. 

Students and teachers will rush to beaches and vacation spots to enjoy this new season. However, instead of enjoying the warmer weather and relaxation, 30 CU students and faculty members are rushing to serve orphans, prison inmates and their fellow spring breakers.

A Florida Prison Mission team, in cooperation with Sports Reach and composed of CU students and faculty, departed for Lake City, Fla., at 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 10. Campbellsville University students and faculty are planning to visit prison facilities during their trip.

“This team will visit multiple facilities and play up to six games per day for the opportunity to share the Gospel with the inmates,” the Rev. Ed Pavy, director of campus ministries, said.

Jim Hardy, CU assistant athletic director, has asked for prayer over the course of the break, as they will visit different prisons each day.

This team includes: Jim Hardy, CU assistant athletic director; Andrew Franklin, director of residence life; Will Snyder, of Campbellsville; Ryan Gratton, CU sophomore of LaGrange, Ky.; Bradley Bates, CU junior of Campbellsville, Ky.; Cody Jones, CU sophomore of Glasgow, Ky.; Frank Gaskins, of Campbellsville; Khalil Baker, CU sophomore of Hopkinsville, Ky.; Justin Ramos, CU sophomore of Paris, Tenn.; Caleb Queen, CU senior of Campbellsville, Ky.; Matt Atwood, a CU football coach, of Campbellsville; Braydon Russell, CU freshman of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Lucas Humphrey, CU sophomore of Shepherdsville, Ky., and Michael Jackson, CU graduate student of Lexington, Ky.

A Beach Reach mission team, composed of CU students, will travel to Panama City Beach, Fla. This team is a part of Lifeway’s ministry to collegiate spring breakers. 

“Their ministries will include street evangelism, providing van rides at night, serving up free pancake breakfasts every morning and spending time in prayer,‚“ Pavy said.

This team includes: Devan Bishop, CU graduate student of Columbia, Ky.; Lucas Pepper, CU senior of Hodgenville, Ky.; Jesus Berlanga, CU senior of Lebanon, Ky.; Ruari Staton, CU freshman of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Elvis Ufuoma, CU sophomore of Nigeria, and Mason Miniard, CU junior of Russell Springs, Ky.

A mission team, also composed of students and faulty, will travel to Neply, Haiti over Spring Break. This team will be working with myLIFEspeaks, an orphanage for special needs children.