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Category: Lopes Around the Globe
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By Chris Cunningham
Local Outreach Coordinator 

The Fiji Elvis

“Inside the walls of prison
My body may be
But the Lord
Has set my soul free…”
(“Greystone Chapel,” written by Glen Sherley, performed by Johnny Cash)

In a previous post, I discussed how we spent part of our mission trip in Fiji at Lautoka Corrections. During this time, we were given the opportunity to lead a small group each day. In the small group, we’d pick a Bible story and talk about it. My group was made up of mostly older Fijian men who were waiting to be sentenced for minor crimes.

But, two younger men joined our group early on. Both had just barely touched adulthood, and both had been arrested for their first time.

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By Chris Cunningham
Local Outreach Coordinator 

Serving in Fiji’s Prison

We spent nearly two weeks in Fiji, on ground, helping the locals with their jobs. Our group split up every morning and went out into the city to give a hand at one of the several locations. Most of the team helped out at schools, while another few spent time at a retirement home.

My friend Oscar and I spent five hours every day at Lautoka Corrections, a prison that housed roughly 500 prisoners in various cell blocks.

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By Paige Ferrari
Global Outreach Student Leader  

Global Outreach Week (GO Week) 2015 is in full swing at Grand Canyon University! This is a week where the nations unite on campus and where beating hearts for people come together.

The GCU Global Outreach team is putting on events throughout the week to ignite passion in the hearts of GCU students to give them the tools and skills they need to help go overseas and serve!

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