Thanks for considering going on the 2011 Spring Break trip to ECHO. This trip has been an annual event since the late 1980's. Each year a team of Gordon students led by one or two faculty members heads down to help them in whatever way is necessary. I, prof Story, have co-led the trip four times, in 2003, 2005 and 2007 and 2009. In 2005, art professor Jim Zingarelli brought along a troop of his majors, and we spent our evenings making various art works (some examples below). This art was sold and raised money for the ECHO ministry.
This year, my co-leader will be Jeff O'Brian, who is the director of the Gordon vehicle fleet.
Anyone interested in sustainable agriculture, world missions, or who just want to get a new experience in the Florida sunshine in the freezing month of March are welcome to apply. Please send me an email so I can put you down as a potential member. Once the team is set, we will meet and distribute support letters which can help you raise the funds required for the trip which includes all costs except a travel snacks/lunch here and there, and any souvenirs you may want to buy. (Trip cost ranges from $300-400 depending on particular logistics, which I am currently working on)
Below are a few photos and scans of artwork from earlier trips I have led!