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School of the Ozarks serves with Convoy of Hope

School of the Ozarks students travel to Springfield, Missouri, to serve at Convoy of Hope.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — On March 6, School of the Ozarks students traveled to Springfield, Missouri, to serve at Convoy of Hope. The School has seen the immense impact Convoy of Hope has made domestically and internationally and desired to serve alongside the organization.

Through former S of O students who currently work at Convoy of Hope, the administrators and teachers learned about the founder, Hal Donaldson. He interviewed Mother Teresa who challenged him to find ways to give with intent. From that seed, a worldwide organization now flourishes.

The citizenship goal of School of the Ozarks encourages students to engage in community service projects throughout the year, like partnering with Convoy of Hope. Throughout their day serving, the students prepared fliers, packaged washcloths and clothing items, and helped prepare for an upcoming women’s conference.

“Convoy of Hope inspired our students to consider the power of one small gesture or one small comment to ignite ministry in our community or around the world,” said Amy Martin, associate professor of literature and rhetoric. “We hope to remind our students to serve others by using their time and gifts through hard work and sacrifice.”

“It was an incredible experience,” said senior Sophie Osborne. “We all walked away with a changed perspective on missions and the global church. I personally enjoyed seeing the Convoy of Hope vehicles and the special equipment used to reach people in danger. It was so educational and inspired all of us to better serve our community.”

S of O plans to continue to serve with Convoy of Hope and learn more about the importance of the work they are doing with disaster relief and climate-controlled greenhouses.

To read more about Convoy of Hope, visit

The above press release is from the College of the Ozarks.

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