(August 2, 2012)

Rummage sale August 10-11 to support mission trips

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary Chaplain's Office and Christian Leadership Center will host a rummage sale August 10-11 in Centenary Fitness Center. Patrons will find an assortment of furniture, limited edition artwork, bicycles, luggage, books, lamps, and fabulous holiday decorations.

  • What: Centenary Annual Rummage Sale

  • When: August 10, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; August 11, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Where: Centenary Fitness Center, located near the corner of East Kings Highway and Woodlawn Avenue

Proceeds from the sale will support mission trips for the 2012-13 academic year. The CLC and the Chaplain's Office sponsor mission trips that are grounded in biblical study and offer alternative break opportunities. A mission trip to Mt. Sequoia, Arkansas, has already been planned for the fall.

"I really appreciate being able to raise money to help with the cost of mission trips," said Centenary senior Julia Puac. "As a college student, money is tight, and the ability to raise funds for me to serve on mission trips has opened my eyes—I know that I can make a difference."

The CLC and Chaplain's Office have been promoting local, regional, and international mission trips since 2005.

"From our first response to New Orleans six weeks after Hurricane Katrina to the Navajo Nation to impoverished communities of Belize and the Bahamas, Centenary students have taken their energy, skills, and love of life to places where they are needed," said Reverend Betsy Eaves, Chaplain and Director of Church Relations. "We have gutted flooded homes, built wheelchair ramps, replaced roofs, and many other tangible services that improve the lives of the people we work alongside."

Reverend Eaves believes the most lasting impact of the mission trips is the students' changing perspectives:

"Centenary students engage people whose lives are often different from their own, and they discover how connected we all are. Our students are equally encouraged and inspired by the people they meet on missions."