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With paintbrushes in their hands and a spirit of joy in their hearts, nine Gardner-Webb University students spent their 2015 Fall Break helping people in an impoverished North Charleston, S.C., neighborhood. Just a few weeks after devastating South Carolina floods and only a few months after the Charleston church shooting tragedy, Dr. Tracy Jessup, vice president for Christian Life and Service and senior minister to the University, accompanied nine students to Charleston County, S.C., during fall break. The group worked with Metanoia Community Development Corporation and was privileged to attend church services at Mother Emmanuel AME Church, a predominantly African-American fellowship where nine people were shot to death during a Wednesday night prayer meeting on June 17.
Dr. Tracy Jessup, Megan White, Metanoia Community Development Corporation, Mother Emmanuel AME Church, Office of Christian Life and Service
Office of University Communications, "GWU Students Offer Helping Hands During Fall Break Mission Trip" (2015). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1066.