WCU Students Plan Trip to India to Visit William Carey's Roots

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Carey,a group from William Carey University will go on a mission trip to Serampore, India, where Carey lived, ministered, and founded Serampore College. Eleven students, two faculty members and one alumnae will stay in William Carey’s home there February 10-19, and participate in a number of events hosted by Serampore College. During the trip, they will work with local churches, serve with Serampore’s students on community service activities, and help the college with some of its physical and maintenance needs. Some students will also attend classes at Serampore College. The group will spend one day in Calcutta, and visit “Sisters of Charity,” founded by Mother Theresa. “This trip will honor the legacy of William Carey by ministering to this generation of Indian,” said Dr. Hummel, vice president for advancement and church relations, who will help lead the trip. “It will give us a greater appreciation for the work of William Carey and the challenges and opportunities facing missionaries.”
The group of WCU students and faculty going to Serampore, India, in February hold a planning meeting in Lawrence Hall. (left to right) Dr. Scott Hummel, vice president for advancement and church relations; Jillian Moore, Petal freshman; Abbie Sanguinetti, Hattiesburg freshman;; William Hutchinson, Petal freshman;; Josh Weaver, Lufkin, Texas, senior; Camille Weaver, Terry, senior; Bailee Hickman, Petal freshman:; Luci Hickman, Petal junior; Alyssa Bond, Perkinston sophomore; Jay Holifield, Pascagoula senior ; Patrick Goode, Florence senior; and Dr. Jonathan Brook, assistant professor of history.