Briar Cliff Students Help Rebuild In St. Lucia - Siouxland News - KMEG 14 and FOX 44

Briar Cliff Students Help Rebuild In St. Lucia

SIOUX CITY, IA -

Some local college students have returned from the mission trip of a lifetime.

The Briar Cliff University students visited the island of St. Lucia in the West Indies.

They were invited to stay at a convent with nuns who've been helping the island nation for five years.

During their ten day stay they volunteered to help re-build and re-paint homes.

They also delivered basic essentials such as paper and pencils to local classrooms.

"One thing that I've learned is service to others and how much it helps them. You have no idea it fills your soul...I feel like they helped me more than I helped them," said BCU student Jane Hartigan.

Even though St. Lucia has been a honeymoon destination for years, this trip was much more than a vacation.

It gave the students invaluable real–world experience.

"So all of this helps people to maybe change attitudes. And look at how other people in the world live who are less fortunate. Because we have so much we take for granted. And our young people just kind of believe it's always going to be there. But that's not true for the bulk of the world's population," said Sister Janet May, Director of Ministry at Briar Cliff.

This was the first year Briar Cliff has offered the May Term mission trip to St. Lucia.

  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • Spending on Iraq

    Spending on Iraq

    (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Countries around the world are sending humanitarian aid to Iraq in response to violence by Islamic militants. The U.S. has a goal of helping end the violence, and provide significant humanitarian assistance to the people of Iraq.More >>
    (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Countries around the world are sending humanitarian aid to Iraq in response to violence by Islamic militants. The U.S. has a goal of helping end the violence, and provide significant humanitarian assistance to the people of Iraq.More >>
  • Sergeant Bluff Community Rallies Together to Tackle Storm Damage

    Sergeant Bluff Community Rallies Together to Tackle Storm Damage

    (SERGEANT BLUFF, IA) Less than 24 hours after strong winds ripped through Sergeant Bluff, heavy duty machinery, firefighters, and volunteers took over. More >>
    (SERGEANT BLUFF, IA) Less than 24 hours after strong winds ripped through Sergeant Bluff, heavy duty machinery, firefighters, and volunteers took over.
    More >>
  • Storm Damages Denison Area

    Storm Damages Denison Area

    (DENISON, IA) A Severe storm near the Crawford County town of Denison had powerful wind gusts that toppled over campers at a local campground, and damaged trees throughout town.More >>
    (DENISON, IA) A Severe storm near the Crawford County town of Denison had powerful wind gusts that toppled over campers at a local campground, and damaged trees throughout town.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Siouxland News
100 Gold Circle
Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

Main Phone: 712-277-3554
Main Fax: 712-255-5250
Email: webmaster@siouxlandnews.com

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2009 WorldNow and Sinclair Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.