FUSION – Previous Trips

FUSION – Previous Trips

 

The FUSION program is designed to challenge a student’s approach to cross-cultural experiences. Students wrestle with issues they are rarely exposed to and interact in a culture different from their own. They are invited to critically challenge systematic structures and communicate God’s hope for restoration.

Year

Fusion Locations

Trip Description

2017Boston, MA Worked with several organizations involved in caring for those experiencing homelessness in the Greater Boston Area
Ferguson, MOInteracted with several churches and city leaders in discussions around racial tensions and violence in Ferguson, specifically the experience of the city in the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown.
Havana, Cuba
Partnered with the Nazarene Seminary in Cuba to connect with and serve alongside seminary students and local churches.
2016Los Angeles, California Worked with the Center for Student Missions and other various outreach organizations in ministering to the homeless in Los Angeles
 2015Léogâne, Haiti Working with Heart-to-Heart to create medical sustainability and helping to install solar panels at medical clinics
Lake County, Central FloridaServing immigrant populations who are at-risk and serve with a shelter for unaccompanied minors
2014Honduras Worked with Nazarene churches to show compassion to children in need and participate in service projects
Jackson, Mississippi A return trip to the John M. Perkins Foundation with continued focus on themes of justice and reconciliation
2013Toronto, Canada Returning to Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene to learn about the different cultures and religions represented in one of the most diverse cities in the world
Jackson, Mississippi A return trip to the John M. Perkins Foundation with continued focus on themes of justice and reconciliation
New York/New JerseyParticipated in Hurricane Sandy Relief Team alongside South Shore Habitat for Humanity
2012Appalachia, West VirginiaPartnered with World Vision in one of the most economically deprived regions of the US to help with building projects and home repairs
Point Fortin, Trinidad

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Partnered with Point Fortin Church of the Nazarene’s outreach to public schools, sharing the love of Christ at orphanages, and assisting in HIV/AIDS awareness to youth for prevention
2011Toronto, Canada  Working with Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene to learn about the different cultures and religions represented in one of the most diverse cities in the world
Washington D.C. Partnered with Arlington Church of the Nazarene’s ministry centered on immigration and with Community of Hope, a non-profit afterschool program for urban youth
Jackson, Mississippi 

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A return trip to the John M. Perkins Foundation with continued focus on themes of justice and reconciliation
 2010Point Fortin, Trinidad
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Partnered with Point Fortin Church of the Nazarene’s outreach to public schools, sharing the love of Christ at orphanages, and assisting in HIV/AIDS awareness to youth for prevention
Jackson, Mississippi 
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Working with the John M. Perkins Foundation to refurbish a home and have the opportunity to learn more about the culture, history, and struggles of the South regarding civil rights and reconciliation