KNOXVILLE — A handful of JU students are spending their Week of Evangelism on the Emerald Isle.

Johnson student, Raelyn Lomison, said she has always been intrigued by English and Irish culture and that passion has inspired her to lead five students on a trip to Dublin, Ireland this semester.

These students are Nate Thompson, Taylor Whitson, Mary Kate Tucker, Josiah Carroway and Denzil Laughren.

There is still one seat left to go on this trip, but the funds for the trip are due soon.

 In Dublin the group will work with Dublin Christian Mission.

 Due to the large homeless community found in Dublin, Dublin Christian Mission runs many programs to try and help meet the people’s needs while evangelizing in a personal way. They run a soup kitchen, afterschool programs, art programs and much more.

 Lomison said that they hope to show the people they meet a new kind of Christianity.

 “Ireland has really been devastated by the divide in the Catholic and the Protestant churches,” Lomison said. “That’s why we’re really focusing on relational ministry.”

 Lomison said JU students can help by praying for the trip, the members, and God’s provision.

There will also be several fundraising events for students to help monetarily.

 Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be sold Feb. 9, and can be pre-ordered by the dozen.

There are also shirts being sold by the group to fund the trip.

 There will be a spirit night on Feb. 20 at the Chick-fil-A on Mountain Grove Dr. off of Chapman Highway. From 5 to 7 p.m. 10 percent of all orders will go towards the trip.

 If you are interested in ordering doughnuts or shirts contact Raelyn Lomison at raeyln.lomison@johnsonu.edu.

Posted by Abigail Pruett

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