Matthew Ford and Timothy Goode
the service of God..." Brothers Matthew Ford and Timothy Goode had
a wonderful opportunity to live out that crucial part our creed in the
summer of 2000, as the two
participated on a two month long mission trip to Almaty,
Kazakhstan. They spent time on college campuses ministering and
teaching English to students as a part of a team consisting
of students from UWA, Univ. of South Alabama, and Troy St. Univ.
Other brothers also have participated in similar projects, Jonathan
Goode ('99) to Thailand in '98 and Lee Stuart ('97) & Joseph Schell ('99) to Kazakhstan in
'99. Goode and Ford had to raise financial
support in order to go. Both were able to raise over $4500
each. Brother Goode reflects on the experience, "It was truly
an opportunity of a lifetime, to experience a whole other culture and to
see how God can work through His children to accomplish his
purposes." Matthew Ford also cites the summer as
life-changing, "Befriending Kazak and Russian students, sharing my
life with them, seeing the world through a different view - theirs -- my
view of the world, as well as my love for people, has definitely
grown. It's just amazing - the way God brought me 12,000 miles
from my home to show me his plan for me as well as the world."
2000, Chemistry, with a minor in Political Science
Sage (President), Second Counselor (Vice President), Fourth
Counselor (Secretary), Philanthropy & New Mem.
SGA President, Envoy, ODK, Blue Key, STARS, Higher Ed. Partnership,
Envoy, Dean's List, IFC Representative.
Third Counselor (Treasurer), Fourth Counselor (Secretary),
SGA Secretary, Mr. UWA Runner-Up, Resident Assistant, ODK, Blue Key,
Who's Who, Dean's List.
This is an ongoing series highlighting brothers in the Theta Gamma
Chapter. The series' purpose is to simply draw awareness of fellow
fraternity brothers, fellow students and other web site visitors to the achievements
and activities of those featured.