Task Force France

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Lissa Diaz

Maria Vidal '19

Maria Vidal '19 traveled with a Bethel group this summer to the town of St. Hippolyte-du-Fort, France. There, they partnered with YWAM and Action Tourism to tell the story of the town and ministry in a brand new way. Using photography, videography, writing, social media, communications and marketing, the Bethel group met with local business owners to interview them and create marketing packages each business could use.

Vidal took the trip for course credit in Public Relations.

"The trip combined coursework with task force experience by having Professor [Elizabeth] McLaughlin sitting with me and teaching me about Public Relations and then helping me apply those things into our work as a groups for the Task Force. It was learning and applying at the same time and I loved it because I was able to have my hands on throughout the class by writing stories about the community and YWAM. I also helped them to create a program to be more involved in the community, and how to do it, and that was all thanks to the teaching of Professor McLaughlin.

Read the full story in Bethel Magazine.