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Nepal Earthquake AftermathAlyssa Nobles (12C) knew Nepal was on the itinerary when she first set out for Adventure in Missions’ yearlong World Race, but her visit took on a very different tone after an April earthquake rocked the mountainous region – killing thousands – just two days before she was set to arrive. When she finally set foot in the disaster zone more than a week later, it was in the role of relief worker. She got quite a scare of her own when a second major quake struck. Through her service, Nobles’ faith was affirmed by the resiliency of the people she encountered.Alyssa Nobles in Nepal

Reflecting on a church service she attended, she wrote in her blog:  “As I look around, I see the group of children gathered on several rugs spread out just for them. Their hands are lifted high and they are singing praises to the God of the universe that literally made the ground shake beneath their feet just two weeks ago. And I am absolutely amazed at the faith and the joy and the peace of these people.”

Nobles left Nepal in late May bound for Malaysia. She is the daughter of Randy (80C, 85G) and Kathryn Dugger Nobles (82C, FS).

Media coverage: “We are aiding in relief in whatever way we can”

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Hannah GunninAs a child, Hannah Gunnin (12C) heard a divine call to “Go.” In her adult years, she is taking that invitation to heart as a participant in the World Race, a program sponsored by Adventures in Missions that will carry her to 11 countries in the next 11 months. At each stop, the daughter of Ray (86C) and Michelle Hunter (85C) Gunnin will put her Berry education to work as she serves those most in need. By the time she returns home in 2014, Hannah will have impacted lives in Romania, Ukraine, Ireland, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia.

Hannah (top right in photo) credits her study-abroad experience at Berry and the education she received as a double major in religion and anthropology with preparing her for this journey. She looks forward to living out the Berry motto, “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister,” through the World Race experience and educating others about the cultures she encounters once she gets back.

Hannah’s blog.

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