A team from Christian Challenge at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan., took a spring break mission trip to the U.S./Mexico border.

Then the coronavirus crisis hit when the team got home.

Jason Huebner, director of ESU Christian Challenge, sent this update:

“It’s Tuesday at lunch time and the ESU student union is empty.

“As you read up on the impact of this unprecedented time, please remember the impact on ministry to the students at ESU. We will not meet in a large group for the foreseeable future.

“Meanwhile we are trying to disciple as many students as possible over the phone, via text message and other virtual connections.

“One frustration about the current turn of events is how quickly this crisis has grabbed all of our attention. I want to turn attention for a moment to our spring-break mission trip. Six of our students and all of the Huebner family joined with about 40 others to minister to refugees stuck at the Mexico/U.S. border.

“It was a powerful and challenging time that I pray has an impact that survives our current crisis! We had the chance to share love and faith with many children and adults. There were many firsts for our students and family. God used this time in very powerful ways!”