Spanish students serve as interpreters

Three Northwestern College Spanish students served as interpreters for a church mission trip to Mexico during spring break.

Tanya Zwald, a junior from Hammond, Wis.; Amber Booth, a senior from Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Carrie Scheevel, a junior from Oak Harbor, Wash., accompanied a 30-member team from First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa, March 4–13.

Zwald and Booth are both Spanish majors who took an interpretation class from Northwestern Spanish professor Piet Koene, Iowa’s Professor of the Year for 2004. Scheevel is minoring in Spanish.

The church group, with members ranging in age from 18 to 80, traveled to Croc, Mexico, to serve with missionaries related to a member of the Sioux Center church. In addition to working on the construction of several homes, the team helped at a store that sells used and donated clothes, conducted lessons and activities for women in the community, and led games and play time for children.