OREGON COUNTY -- Tasha Combs and Sara Hubbell, both graduates of Couch High School, are now freshmen at Crowley's Ridge College (CRC) in Paragould, Ark. They were presented with a unique challenge recently by Bible professor Art Smith. Smith, along with Arkansas State University (ASU) professor Gerald Dickerson will lead a week long mission trip to Grecia, Costa Rica. Departure date is set for May 25 and the group will return June 2.
While in the country, the group will be holding Bible classes for the youth in the area where churches are being established. Combs and Hubbell said they believe that youth are the future of our nation and our faith.
"Growing up in Oregon and Ripley Counties, we feel as if we have indeed been blessed with Christian homes, beliefs and educations. This is a privilege that some children in other nations might never experience," the girls said. They added that they would like to share their strength and foundation of faith with children of Costa Rica.
Combs is the 19-year-old daughter of Jed and Teresa Combs of Myrtle. At CRC she participates in the drama group Emmaus. This group travels to church, civic and youth groups presenting Christian solutions to everyday youth situations and problems.
Hubbell is also 19 and is the daughter of Chuck and Margaret Hubbell of Gatewood. She is a member of the CRC girls basketball team and manager of the boys baseball team.
Both girls graduated as honor students at Couch High School and are members of the Delhalf Church of Christ. Their families ask for community support with prayers for a safe and successful mission trip.