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Lighthouse Students Traveling from Poland and Paraguay to Southeast Asia

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Eighty-two Taylor University students and faculty/staff sponsors left this week for Lighthouse trips to locations ranging from Poland and Spain to Ethiopia, Paraguay, and Southeast Asia.

Since its first trips more than 40 years ago, the Lighthouse program at Taylor has sent thousands of Taylor students throughout the world for mission, service and study trips.

The teams will return later this month.


Taylor students will teach at Project Mercy’s school for 1,500 village students in the predominantly Muslim area of Yetebon. They will also minister to an estimated 80 orphans, and participate in leadership development and sports activities. The team will spend significant time tutoring students after school to help them prepare for regional exams. Project Mercy was founded by former Taylor Trustee, Marta Gabre-Tsadick. 


Students will partner with LETRA Paraguay serving the Toba Maskoy people for whom Taylor has helped fund a Bible translation. They will participate in discipleship, music, and VBS programs for youth and children and a construction project.


Taylor students will work with Polish Christian Ministries in serving 23 Polish Churches in equipping leaders, planting churches, and building relationships with the Polish people. Working with a church in Sandomierz, the team’s goal is to build relationships with the youth of the city by teaching English and tutoring.

Southeast Asia

Students will participate in ethno-tourism as they stay in homes on different islands with subsistence-fishing families. The goal is to build relationships and share testimonies. They also will help complete community development projects.


Taylor University students will travel to the Basque Country in northern Spain where they will serve primarily in the area of evangelism and apologetic outreach. The team will partner with Amara Church and participate in cultural events, church youth activities, and worship. As a part of this trip, students will study and earn credit for Taylor’s Contemporary Christian Belief course.