Team Update

Hello Family and Friends!

Brianna and I wanted to update you on the progress of our trip so far. Unfortunately, we will not be going to Vietnam anymore. Our host in Vietnam is dealing with medical issues with his daughter and transitions in the schools and felt that it was not the best time for a team to come. Therefore, we will be joining the Cambodia team! For more information about the Cambodia trip and to follow us while we are there, you can follow our new blog:

Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support. We are both excited to go to Cambodia and see the opportunities that the Lord has in store for us there.



Brianna Stepper

Brianna Stepper

I am a sophomore at Seattle Pacific University majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Psychology. I enjoy going on adventures with my friends, spending time with family, sports, and baking! I decided to go on a SPRINT trip because I wanted to experience a new culture by immersion and I want to serve God in a more tangible way. I am overjoyed at the opportunity to be apart of this amazing adventure!


Rachael Dodrill

Rachael Dodrill

I am a freshman at SPU. I am studying elementary education. I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, reading and playing with kids. I decided to do SPRINT because I wanted to strengthen my faith and develop my teaching skills. I am very excited for all the opportunities that will come my way during the SPRINT experience.


Meet the team!

Here’s a team photo from this weekend’s SPRINT training retreat.


Give Online to Support this Team!

Thank you for making a tax-deductible donation toward your student’s SPRINT trip! Below you will find some instructions for making an online donation. If you have any questions about this process, feel free to call (206) 378-5403 or email

Thank you again for support SPRINT and its students as they learn & serve around the globe.

The John Perkins Center staff

1) Go to the SPU Home page (
2) On the dark grey header, scroll over “Give to SPU”
3) Click the “Give Now” tan button
4) Under Donation Information, fill in your gift amount (E.g. $5, $10, etc.)
5) In the Designation drop down, choose “Other”
6) Type “SPRINT” in the “Other” text box
7) Click the “Add Gift to Cart” button
8) Under “Additional Information”
a. In the “In Memory/Honor of” box, type the student name & country they are traveling to (E.g. Jane Doe – Guatemala SPRINT trip)
9) Fill in the Billing, Payment information sections
10) If your employer is matching the gift, fill in the Matching Gifts section
11) Click the “Give Now” tan button at the bottom of the page

Trip Description

SPRINT engages Seattle Pacific University students in short-term summer international missions and service trips in partnership with local community leaders around the globe. SPRINT’s pre-trip training and post-trip debriefing processes emphasize the importance of understanding culture, partnering alongside development instead of perpetuating colonialism, and the value of a life-long integration of faith, learning and service.

This summer SPRINT will send teams to 8 countries around the world. Learn more at

In Vietnam students will participate in after-school programs and summer camp activities focused on English language skills and character-building for children and youth in Danang, Vietnam. Learn more about our partner, Fisher’s SuperKids English Center, at