Trevecca Nazarene University

TAG in Dominican Republic

Pictured are members of the Dominican Republic TAG team: Ben Birdwell, Karye Cooke, Rachel Gilbert, Heather Rice, Doug Lane, Erin Perry, Rebekah Spaur, Lizedny Torres, Morgan Wilkinson, and sponsors Dusty and Wayne Knotts.
With spring break this week, many Trevecca students are vacationing, but one group of students is ministering and serving in the Dominican Republic.

This group of students is one of the University’s TAG teams, or Trevecca Around the Globe. TAG trips are coordinated by the University and allow students to serve globally. These trips, originally labeled CAUSE, are a University tradition that dates back decades.

Sponsors Dusty Knotts, associate professor of education, and her husband Wayne will be serving along with nine students as part of the Dominican Republic TAG team. The team left early Saturday, March 3 and will return on Saturday, March 10. While in the Dominican, they will be working at a VBS with 200 children, showing the Jesus Film, and repairing the church with paint and new windows.

This trip is one of three opportunities that the University has offered within the 2006-2007 school year for students to be involved in missions with a TAG team. A fall break trip, held October 6-10, took a team of 23 students and three sponsors to Bayou LaBatre, Ala. to minister to those whose lives had been affected by Hurricane Katrina. They spent their time painting and repairing the home of an elderly widow, fixing up a children's park in the bayou area, and completing a number of projects in the church where they stayed.

The University is also planning a summer break trip to Gdansk, Poland, to be held May 7-18. In Poland, the TAG team will be involved with Upward Bound, a community outreach basketball program, where they will teach English classes and share the gospel with local university students.