Serving Others—Institutional and Personal Mission

View PhotogallerySpain is the usual destination for Sarah Sanford, director of marketing and recruitment for Trinity’s Semester in Spain program.

As much as she loves to travel for her job, it’s also because of the position that she recently spent time serving in one of her favorite countries, the Dominican Republic. Each year, Trinity faculty and staff receive a service time allowance to carry out God’s call to serve others locally and overseas.

Sanford first travelled to Santiago, Dominican Republic, 10 years ago with her church to work with missionary Darlene Rimer, who has provided supervision and educational support for the country’s school children for over 35 years.

While there, Sanford interacted with students, worked at the local school and church, and assisted with the Bible club Christmas party.

“Every time I visit the Dominican Republic I fall more in love with the people and their joy for life,” said Sanford. “It is a reminder to be thankful for what God has given me.”

Sanford said that she benefits greatly from her travels and is grateful that Trinity encourages and supports staff in their desire to serve since serving others is an important part of the College’s mission.

“I become a better person mentally, emotionally, and physically just by stepping out of my culture and living amongst such amazing people,” she said.