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The Mexico Spring Break team poses for a picture on location.

Our View: Missions have changed

The evolution of short-term missions and its effectsEditorial Board | Echo Short-term missions have been evolving over the past ten years. It is no longer people moving west to east, but rather the church moving in all directions. However, college students’ interest in short-term missions have been slowly declining. According […]

by · April 5, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The students grew from their cross cultural experience.

Venturing into the world this January

Stories of 2019 J-term TripsChrishauna Curry | Echo During the month of January 2019, there were multiple trips to various countries such as Peru, Malawi, United Kingdom, Greece and Italy. A group of students taught an education diversity class in the Philippines. Sophomore education major Laura Jeggle said that it […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Lasting Impact of Lighthouse trips

Lasting Impact of Lighthouse trips

New research shows long-term benefits By Kelly Sisson | Contributor Have you ever gone on a Lighthouse trip? Taylor has a robust and impactful Lighthouse program, and research shows that this impact has lasting effects far beyond the time of the trip. Two Taylor alumni (2015), Dominique Burrows and Andrew […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Humans of TU

Humans of TU

When there is beauty in wrecked sandcastlesCarly Wheeler | Contributor The storm had finally passed. It was a new day.   Around 10:30 a.m., the normal routine commenced: chairs were brought out to the beach and set in a circle. Residents from the Ocean View group home eventually joined. Locals […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
These students and faculty spent their week pouring into the community of Daytona Beach, Florida with intentional conversations and willing smiles.

Spring break missions breakdown

Students and faculty recount spring break missionCompiled by Kassidy Weemhoff & Lauren Rink | Echo   DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA: Alyssa Henrikson, senior Our team of 27 drove down to Daytona Beach, Florida, with the goal of bringing the love of Christ to a place that often feels dark and broken. Each […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Refocusing missions locally

Refocusing missions locally

Our ViewBy Editorial Board | Echo All kinds of missions experiences can be meaningful. Nevertheless, there is a disconnect if we fail to recognize the importance of local, long-term missions. What did you do over spring break? One hundred twenty members of the Taylor community went on Taylor World Outreach-sponsored […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Junior Jake Hirsch spends time with the Ethiopian students on his Lighthouse trip. (Photograph by Michelle Nathan)

‘Echoes’ from across the sea

A compilation of J-term testimoniesBy Kassidy Weemhoff | Echo While some of Taylor’s students were tackling on-campus classes during J-term, many enjoyed the month traveling across the globe. One category of these endeavors is Taylor’s Lighthouse program. With opportunities to serve and learn in the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Southeast Asia and […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Muslim students on our doorstep

Muslim students on our doorstep

Reflection on Crescent Project “Without Borders” conferenceBy Abigail Roberts | Echo **Writer’s note: A few of the names in the following story have been changed or reserved to a first name basis only for individual’s security purposes. In that moment, Fae, like so many others within the growing circle of […]

by · October 20, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Richard and Marilyn Perhai, Taylor’s 2017-18 missionaries in residence. (Photograph provided by Richard Perhai)

This year’s missionaries in residence

New pilot program takes offBy Abigail Roberts | Echo When Flown all the way from Ukraine, missionary couple Richard and Marilyn Perhai make Taylor their home for this academic year. In 2001, the Perhais moved from Auburn Hills, Michigan to Kiev, Ukraine with SEND International. At the time, Richard Perhai […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Senior Kat Smith enjoys the warm weather of Daytona.

Spring break testimonials

Taylor students worldwide tell their spring break storiesKat Smith – Daytona: I went to the Daytona trip, and our service involved talking to strangers and loving on them through Christ’s love for us. It shocked me how rare genuine kindness can be. My favorite parts were the morning food runs […]

by · March 31, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times