Cairn Students Serve in Macedonia Over Spring Break

Macedonia-TripDuring Spring Break, Dr. Timothy ’86 and Lisa (Fuller) ’88/G’14 Yoder led a team of students (Olivia Bomgardner, Kelsey Reber, Luke McAlack, Eric Jarman, and Kara Williams) to Macedonia to partner with Christian workers in the country.
The group worked with Cairn alumnus Phil Jackson ’86, who is a global partner with SEND International, and his wife, Lynn. The team also partnered with other Christian workers in Macedonia who are working to establish a community of fellow believers in a Muslim-majority area.
Macedonia-Trip-children-receiving-gift-boxesAmong the highlights of the trip were distributing Christmas Child boxes to students in a small mountain school in western Macedonia and having conversations in English with Albanian university students who were interested in sharing their opinions and thoughts on various issues and topics. Dr. Yoder also gave a number of lectures, and the team was able to form friendships with the Macedonian people they met. “We are hopeful that the seeds that were planted will eventually blossom into mature fruit,” Lisa said.
During the final days of their trip, the team had the opportunity to travel through Greece and were able to trace the footsteps of Paul in Philippi, Thessaloniki, and Berea.
If you are interested in going on the Macedonia mission trip next year, contact Dr. Timothy Yoder at tyoder@cairn.edu.

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