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Students worked on projects for others.

For a group of Trevecca undergraduates, summer break offered a chance to get outside the United States and spend time serving others.

Eleven Trevecca students and two faculty sponsors recently returned from a Trevecca Around the Globe (TAG) Trip to Nairobi, Kenya, where they spent time learning with students from Africa Nazarene University. The trip lasted from May 12-30.

Students included: Reed Coffman of Hendersonville, a graduate of Hendersonville High School, who is studying sport management; Kendall Healey of Hendersonville, a graduate of Beech High School, who is studying Worship Arts and Cassandra Lopez of Hendersonville, a graduate of Beech High School, who is studying elementary education.

While there, students visited Moffat Bible College and saw the college's creation care farm, a scene not too different from the Trevecca Urban Farm. Students got to observe bee colonies and learn about the difference between conventional gardening and gardening by God's principles.

Students also visited Mathare, an underdeveloped area considered one of the largest slums in Nairobi. There, the group attended Mathare Church of the Nazarene and a home for sexually abused and orphaned children.

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