When some people think of mission trips, the first couple locations that come to mind are deep in the jungles of Africa, parts of China or maybe even the local mission serving the homeless.
However, for more than 100 University of Memphis students, Orlando can be added to the list.
Affectionally called the Orlando Project, the 10-week program, starting May 25, sets out to “give students tools that would help them share their faith with their families and friends while growing closer to God,” said Denny Catalano, campus director of the Orlando Project.
When asked why the city of Orlando was choosen, Catalano shines a light on the diversity that the city naturally possesses.
“We go to Orlando because it is one of the most visited cities in the world, a melting pot of the nations,” he said.