Students Take Faith to Next Level on Summer Projects

Wide variety of opportunities and destinations await those willing to go

Projects took place in 26 states and 51 countries last summer, with students also visiting orphanages, villages, prisons, military bases or hospitals. Guy Gerrard

Although it can take many forms, a summer project always contains these elements:

Summer -- Last year the projects began as early as May 8 and lasted as late as August 20, ranging from 1 to 11 weeks in length.

Evangelism -- Students on summer projects personally explained the gospel 39,443 times last year -- 2,148 people indicated decisions for Christ.

Christian students living in community with campus crusade staff members -- Last summer 3,669 students went on 234 projects, with groups ranging in size from 8 students to 130.

A populated location -- Whether students live at a beach, a national park or in the middle of a crowded city, the aim of the summer is to help students interact with people on a regular basis. Projects took place in 26 states and 51 countries last summer, with students also visiting orphanages, villages, prisons, military bases or hospitals.

Training and bible study -- Students are mentored in their faith continuously on a project, and participate in Bible studies and evangelistic trainings. They sometimes get jobs on U.S. projects, or focus on a specific area of society with one of Campus Crusade's unique ministries like the Medical Strategic Network or Destino (Hispanic ministry). Whatever the day-to-day looks like, everything is done with the intention of building relationships and giving students opportunities to communicate their faith.

For more information, visit www.gosummerproject.com.