Larson spends spring break with Dordt mission team Dordt College sophomore, Leslie Larson, daughter of LeRoy and Marlys Larson of Vermillion, is one of 139 Dordt College students who used their spring break to serve on a mission team with Dordt College's mission outreach program P.L.I.A. (Putting Love in Action).
Each year, P.L.I.A. send groups of 10-15 students to a dozen or more worksites across the United States, from Pasadena, CA to Camden, NJ. Depending on the specific needs of each location, the students help in after-school programs, work in construction and run local thrift shops.
Larson was in the group that traveled to a mission outreach called We Care Ministries, Vicksburg, MS. This group fixed a roof, painted, did masonry, cleaning, tutoring and other various construction jobs.
"I really enjoyed the time I got to spend helping out people who are in a worse situation than I am," said Mark Wikkerink, one of the team members. "Even though they rarely could give us something in return, seeing their pleased and very grateful faces was well worth the hard work."
Dordt College is a four-year, liberal arts institution located in Sioux Center, IA. Dordt offers students over 50 areas of study along with a graduate program in education.