Jan 28, 2013
Briar Cliff students trade modern comforts to help others
By Jacob Peklo, KTIV
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) — These Briar Cliff University students are reflecting on their winter trips. They say those trips are about so much more than the work, they're about the people.
"It was very interesting to see how fast relationships were built, not only among the students that went but also with the people that we met," said Rosita Marquez, a junior at Briar Cliff.
Marquez's group was in Honduras, where they worked to spruce up schools and homes.
"We had to haul adobe bricks up a hill," said Marquez. "And it was physically challenging, once we got it done and realized it would make a difference." "
Sometimes I felt that we were slowing them down because they have a hard work ethic and sometimes we're not used to it," said Ethan Neff, a junior.
While the Honduras group was busy dry-walling and landscaping, another BCU group was helping a needy family build a new home in Guatemala.
View the full video report on the KTIV website.