This morning Hayley and Haley met at SeaTac Airport to begin their travel to Rwanda. (That’s Y-Hayley on the left). They’ll meet Summer and Erin in Newark before leaving the country.

We’ll keep you updated through this blog. If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact me at (206) 427-1296 or

Thanks for your support of these students!

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Here’s a snapshot of this team’s trip, outlined in the group’s final presentation.

SPRINT Class Final

At last night’s SPRINT training class each team presented a final report on their trips and the work of their host partners.  This group of 30 students is looking forward to exciting and mutually-enriching experiences around the world this summer!

This summer SPRINT will send 7 teams to learn and serve with local hosts around the globe.  Use this prayer calendar to remember each team as they travel.  Learn more at


Hi friends! Here’s the latest project that we’re super excited about:

One of the three weeks that we’re in Rwanda, we will be working at a catch-up school for kids who, for various reasons, were not able to join the school system with the other children. We will be spending our days doing art projects and hopefully being a source of encouragement to them.

One thing we want to do for these students (about 450 between the ages of 8 and 20) is let them know they are loved. We are hoping to bring them each a bracelet as a reminder that someone in America is praying for them. In order to do this we need prayer partners. This is where you all come in.

We are going to be selling bracelets. If you want to, you can buy one bracelet for $3 or two for $5. If you buy two bracelets you get to keep one as a reminder to pray for the children of Rwanda, and the other we will bring to Rwanda and give to one of the students. 

We can only complete this project if we have 450 bracelets to bring to them (because no student can be left out). We are so excited about this and are praying that others are too.

If you’re interested in participating text, call, facebook or email any of us, or comment below and we will figure out a way of getting the bracelets to you. We leave for Rwanda on June 24th and are praying that we have 450 bracelets to bring along. 🙂

Hi I’m Haley!



I am a Special Education and Educational Ministry major! I love being with people and going on adventures–can’t wait to be in Rwanda:)!!

Hi I’m Hayley!



I am a graphic design major–a true Seattlite, working at Starbucks and consuming too much coffee!




Hi, I’m Erin!



I hail from Chicago (#deepdishpizza) and am an art major. I love crazy photo shoots with my best friends!


Hi I’m Summer;


I am a Global Development and Psychology major who loves to travel internationally and volunteer! I am from Littleton, Colorado and I love Jesus:)

Rwanda Donation Form

Download this form, write in a SPRINTer’s name, detach and mail the donation slip with your check payable to SPU.  Your donation is tax-deductible and will be a great help as students prepare for their SPRINT trips!


Questions about the donation process?  Email Owen Sallee: