Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Students Do Everything

This May, I had the honor of travelling to Honduras again with several Engineers with a Mission students. As part of their trip, they performed a skit to communicate something about the love of Jesus. One day we were able to perform it in a rural village near the orphanage where we worked. Another day we were on the verge of doing it in a town square (in La Ceiba) but Diana accidentally got a face full of cigarette smoke which set off a severe asthma attack. Of course, she actually lost consciousness and had to be rushed to the hospital, but that's another story for another day...

(the team in Honduras preparing to do their skit)

Yesterday the Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science held its annual Beach Bash party complete with volleyball, barbecue, snow cones, and donut eating contests. There was a dunking booth and students got to dunk their professors. At the party, our team was able to perform the skit again - this time the target audience was their "Jerusalem", their peer group. (As opposed to their first audience = their "ends of the earth" audience in Honduras.) In the Baylor version of the skit, the temptation of gossip was replaced with the temptation for bulimia - something that is much too common on most college campuses, especially after donut eating contests.

I was proud to be a part of it, if only to encourage them to do it for their peers, because I know there are lots of students that really struggle with some heavy issues like bulimia.

Before you watch the video, I need to apologize for the goofy guy in the behind the students during much of the skit. I was dressed crazily for my duty in the dunking booth and didn't realize I would be in the background! Here's the skit.