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Drilling wells — and getting hassled by ‘The Man’ — in Arkansas

Dressed as a Middle Eastern merchant, Evertt Huffard of Harding University Graduate School of Religion in Memphis, Tenn., bargains with students during the market simulation at the World Mission Workshop. (Photo by Erik Tryggestad)

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.)

  • Feedback
    Dear Christian Chronicle,
    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
    Don Reeves
    November, 4 2010

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