Erica Clampitt's first job out of college will be on an island of the Caribbean coast of Honduras. A recent graduate from Anderson University, Clampitt will write for World Gospel Mission. She is excited to do mission work while using the skills she learned as a Mass Communications - Public Relations major.
Clampitt will spend four months in Roatán, Honduras working for World Gospel Mission's communication team. The position will allow her to travel around the region as she writes stories for the organization's website and magazine. She said, "It combines my passion for missions and my love for writing." In addition to writing, Clampitt hopes to work with Manuelito Project, an initiative to help children get off of the streets.
She also said that her classes at AU helped prepare her for this experience. Clampitt said that her Spanish class was helpful because she was able to study the culture, not just the language. She also participated in a Tri-S trip to Mexico, which she said was valuable in preparing her for Honduras. "I learned to adapt and adjust to another culture." In addition, her travel experiences allowed Clampitt to realize her passion for ministry.
Clampitt has high hopes for the experience. "I'm looking forward to being somewhere for an extended period of time," she said. "I want to embrace the experience of being in a different part of the world. I'm also excited to improve my Spanish."
—David Hynds is the Web Content Specialist for Anderson University.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.