Thursday, July 28, 2011

UIS student travels to Kenya for summer

Amanda Cummins, 19, of Cedarville is forever humbled by the blessings in her life after taking a mission trip to help children at an orphanage in Kenya.

Cummins said the “life-changing” experience has left an imprint on both her heart and mind. She said she will never forget the look on the faces of the children she helped during her 18-day mission to the impoverished part of Kenya in June.

Cummins traveled with a mission team that she got involved with while attending her first year of college at the University of Illinois Springfield. This local Christian teen sought out students through Christian fellowship. It was here she first learned about an organization called “Jump for Joel.”

Cummins was featured in an July 28, 2011, article by the Freeport Journal-Standard.

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