Barrett helps those in need
For many students, summer break is a time to relax and engage in summertime activities, yet Sunni Barrett has made sure her time off was put to good use.
For the past two summers, the incoming sophomore volleyball player has gone on mission trips to Mexico City. Barrett, along with other members at Carbondale Assembly of God, make the trek to the country that borders south of the U.S. to hold vacation bible school camps for children.
In the two summers she has made the trip, Barrett has come back full of humility.
“We take everything for granted here,” Barrett said. “All the kids from Mexico City don’t have as much as we do.”
Barrett played an integral role in the VBS program. Her compassion provided a much-needed commodity to children in poverty.
“I just hung out with the kids, just loved on them. They need it,” Barrett said.
The time she spent getting to know children in Mexico City has helped her in many areas of life, she says, including on the volleyball court.
“(It has helped me) by working together and talking, building relationships and stuff like that,” she said. “Building close relationships with friends.”