Over the summer, more than 170 students, faculty and staff from Wayland Baptist University (WBU) participated in summer missions through various organizations, as well as trips planned by WBU’s academic schools.
Kamri Knippa, a biology major, participated in a medical mission trip to Honduras through the math and science department. She and other Wayland students offered basic medical needs to the people of Honduras. They also led door-to-door medical clinics in villages.
As they went door-to-door, Knippa was surprised how excited people were to receive basic medical treatments. One lady told Knippa that this was the first time in her life that anyone had come to do something like that in her village.
“This medical mission trip showed me that through optometry, which is what I want to study, I can go on medical mission trips and serve and also be a missionary at home wherever I am serving as an optometrist,” Knippa said.
When our church gives through the Cooperative Program, we support WBU and the students it sends out on mission trips. Let’s pray for the students participating in mission trips this summer.