Tabor students volunteer time, energy during break

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY STAFF
Eight Tabor College students spent their spring break giving time and energy to others in Martin Box, Ark.



The students painted the interior and exterior of a new wing addition to the Martin Box Mennonite Brethren Church and cleaned up church grounds.



They also gathered rocks from neighboring hills for the construction of a fireplace in the church.



?It was an excellent experience,? said Daryle Baltzer, associate dean of students, who organized and accompanied the students on the mission trip.



?We accomplished all our work goals and more.?



The first Tabor spring break missions trip was organized in 1993 by students Hal Penner and Heath Marrs as an alternative to the traditional spring break. The next year, Baltzer was asked to serve as a sponsor, and he has been involved in organizing the trip ever since.



The missions trips have been offered on a biannual basis to various locations.



Students who participated this year were Elizabeth Braun, Wasco, Calif.; Kendra Boldt, McPherson; Susan Fast, Guymon, Okla.; Heidi Heinrichs, Lyons; Nancy Isaac, Meade; Alexia Lacey, McPherson; Kim Thomas, Thomas, Okla.; and Heather Wattson, Peabody.