Drilling wells — and getting hassled by ‘The Man’ — in Arkansas
New on The Christian Chronicle’s website is our coverage of the 2010 World Mission Workshop. For half a century, the workshop has rotated among universities and colleges associated with Churches of Christ — connecting mission-minded students with opportunities to serve, at home and abroad.
This year Harding University hosted the workshop at Harding University Tahkodah, or HUT, a missions-training camp about an hour north of its campus in Searcy, Ark. I attended the workshop and wrote stories about its hands-on approach to ministry training and its unique market simulation. (Who knew how tough it can be for some families to simply prepare a meal?)
Here are a couple of videos I shot during the workshop. First, the guys from the Oklahoma-based nonprofit Water4 demonstrate how they dig water wells in developing nations:
Second, here’s a scene from the simulated Third World market, in which two street musicians get hassled by two corrupt “police.” The incident gives birth to a new song — “Give me that bag back.” (All involved are students acting out their parts.)
My wife and I attended the World Mission Workshop, and it was so inspirational, I wish everyone could attend. Many thanks to all those who help put the workshop together.
Your fellow servants,
Don and Carolyn Reeves