Page 25 | DBU Report Fall 2022

FALL 2022 25 OXFORD Over the course of two trips taken between the end of June into mid-July, a cumulative 41 Ph.D. students from three different cohorts and nine undergraduates made their way to Oxford, England to learn under a number of DBU’s finest scholars and professors. Students were able to visit a number of England’s historically rich locations and beautiful attractions, including the home of C.S. Lewis, known as The Kilns, attended an Evensong Service at Oxford’s Christ Church, and explore Cambridge and Windsor Castle. They also enjoyed historical tours of Blenheim Palace, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Churchill War Rooms in London. SPAIN Early this July, 14 DBU students and staff members traveled to Dénia, Spain to partner with Colegio Alfa y Omega for the first time after the COVID-19 pandemic. Students were able to help put on a week of summer camp for students, serving in Bible story time, music, recreation, and craft stations. Additionally, DBU students helped wash dishes, work on projects on the school grounds, and pour into campers each day from early morning to late night. “It was special to see how, despite the language barrier for some, they fiercely loved on these kids and served them well,” shares Shelby Weatherly. “We also had at least seven of our DBU students who spoke Spanish, so it was encouraging to see them connect with the kids in their heart language. The entire team worked so well together in using their different gifts to further the Kingdom.”