About SAGU

For many, summer evokes vivid memories – the warmth of the sun and smell of sunscreen while relaxing by the pool, adventurous family vacations, or the cool taste of ice-cream on a hot afternoon. Each spring as the semester winds down, students excitedly make plans for the 3-month break. Many use the opportunity to blend much-needed relaxation with internships or academic projects to get ahead in their studies.

In part two, we asked five more Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Lions how they are spending their summers. To view the first five students click here.

Josh Aldrich, '15, Intercultural Studies
At the beginning of summer, you can find Josh in the beautiful city of Paris, France. Growing up there as a missionary kid for seven years, he returned to work and visit friends. During his visit, he wrote and arranged music for Eglise Horizon (Horizon Church), an Assemblies of God church in south Paris. On May 8, they recorded a live concert with Josh playing lead electric and went into the studio to complete a French worship album that will release in September. Staying with a friend in Fontainebleau-Avon, his one-bedroom apartment was five minutes away from one of Napoleon's vacation castles that the city is built around. Josh was able to revisit the Eiffel Tower, Notre dame, La saint mere eglise, and many more. Once he returned to the States, he traveled to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he used his years of playing football to help lead a sports camp for inner city kids. He is currently on tour with Ransomed, one of four traveling music groups from SAGU, and working a missionary kids camp in Missouri. "For these teenage kids, camps are a time of spiritual renewal. I wouldn't want to spend my summer any other way."

Erick Quan, '15, Business
Erick is in Sanya, Hainan, a province of China, where he is helping develop summer programs for Highland International School. He is also working with the largest residential real estate developer in the People's Republic of China called Vanke. There he is working in advertisement and promotion, managing inventory, planning projects, and training effective English teachers. "There is a great change in culture and how people view things in China. I am learning a lot. This is a once in a lifetime experience, and I will cherish it for the rest of my life."

Tsehaynesh Castillo, '17, Church Ministries
Tsehaynesh (say-hi-nish) began the summer in a small town outside of Omaha, Nebraska, spending time with friends and family. It was only a matter of weeks until she traveled to Perth, Australia, with her Mission TEN team. They are ministering at local elementary and high schools by talking to the students about self-identity and sharing their personal testimonies. She is also working with Whitford Church and their youth ministry. She wants to employ the methods of reaching the youth that she learned in Australia back to her home church. "Working with the youth and youth leaders has made me realize a new passion for reaching this generation. I really would have never expected God to be using me this way in my walk with Him."

Salvador "Chava" Avila, '16, Church Ministries
Salvador is a summer Residential Assistant at SAGU and is preparing for his last semester with the men's varsity soccer team. Not only is he following an extensive pre-season training schedule, he is a volunteer administrative and young adult Pastor in a Hispanic/English church called Misterios La Familia (Family Ministries) in his home town of Arlington, Texas. He travels once a month to San Antonio, Texas, where his church ministers and disciples young adults. He also ministers in Fort Worth, Texas, through another church program to disciple families through their Family Group program. "Being involved with the different programs at my church allows me to meet and create relationship with a lot of different people. It's all about making a difference in the lives of others."

Samuel Mills, '15, Business Management
Apart from watching the World Cup, working out, spending time with family, and volunteering at his church, Sam is interning at Nordstroms, a nation-wide upscale fashion retailer in his hometown of Converce, Texas. At Nordstroms, he is learning the ins and outs of how a retail business meets customer needs, manages inventory, uses strategic product placement, compares monthly and yearly sales, and practices critical thinking within the department. Sam volunteers for the Royal Ranger program at Victory Assembly of God and helps with the food pantry that serves 15-20 families a week. "Everything I have learned in my business classes, I'm seeing in real life and how it applies in the long term." 
 

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SAGU women’s soccer lose game in overtime

SAGU women’s soccer lose game in overtime

Sep 21, 2014 - Women's Soccer News

Freshman Shakinah Ellis (2) and senior Amy Lambdin (13)work hard to keep the ball away from LeTourneauWaxahachie, Texas- September 20, 2014- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women...

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Wiley tops women's soccer thanks to last minute goal

Sep 18, 2014 - Women's Soccer News

Waxahachie, Texas- September 18, 2014- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s soccer team fell to Wiley College in the final minutes of Thursday’s match.  Despite the close...

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Texas A&M-Texarkana top Lady Lions soccer

Sep 14, 2014 - Women's Soccer News

Texarkana, Texas- September 14, 2014- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s soccer fell to Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT) 5-0 on Saturday.  The Lady Lions were ...

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Women’s soccer falls in overtime to University of St. Thomas-Houston

Sep 06, 2014 - Women's Soccer News

Houston, Texas- September 6, 2014- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s soccer team lost in two overtimes to University of St. Thomas- Houston 2-3.  30 seconds into the f...

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SAGU women's soccer falls 0-2 to Southwestern College

SAGU women's soccer falls 0-2 to Southwestern College

Aug 30, 2014 - Women's Soccer News

Waxahachie, Texas- August 30, 2014- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s soccer team fell to Southwestern College (1-0) in their home opener. The final score was 0-2. The game ...

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SAGU women’s soccer strengthen attack for 2014

SAGU women’s soccer strengthen attack for 2014

Aug 21, 2014 - Women's Soccer News

Waxahachie, Texas- The official kick-off to the 2014 Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women’s soccer team is days away.  The lady Lions have spent the first few weeks conditioning...

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SAGU women’s soccer minister in San Francisco

Aug 05, 2014 - Women's Soccer News

Waxahachie, Texas- August 4, 20140- The Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s (SAGU) ladies soccer team will visit San Francisco for a mission’s trip the first week of August. The team will be p...

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#20 Stars top Lady Lions, 5-0, win SAC crown

#20 Stars top Lady Lions, 5-0, win SAC crown

Nov 05, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Swampy conditions hamper SAGU in season finale Shingleton makes nine stops, finishes first in Sooner, 3rd in NAIA Box Score link: http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/BoxScores/BoxSco...

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Women's Soccer battle well but fall to Rams, 2-0

Women's Soccer battle well but fall to Rams, 2-0

Nov 03, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

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Lady Lions Soccer plays in Ft. Worth

Lady Lions Soccer plays in Ft. Worth

Nov 01, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

SAGU hosts #20 Oklahoma City in noon finale on Monday WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The 2013 soccer season is coming to a close in the coming days. But there are still two games re...

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Lady Lions Soccer yields to USAO, 3-0

Lady Lions Soccer yields to USAO, 3-0

Oct 30, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Team Purple has two remaining games, one at home #20 Oklahoma City University visits SAGU a noon on Monday Box Score (posted below) WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Southwestern Assembl...

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Women's soccer strikes gold in 3-1 setback

Women's soccer strikes gold in 3-1 setback

Oct 28, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

California duo produces Lady Lions lone goal SAGU at home on Tuesday at 4:00pm vs. USAO WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The California Combination may have struck gold on Saturday, but the...

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Lady Lions edged by John Brown, 2-0

Oct 25, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

SAGU hosts St. Gregory's at 1:00pm on Saturday WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Southwestern Assemblies of God University, despite a solid defensive effort, fell 2-0 to John Brown Universit...

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SAC Player of the Week: SAGU's Shingleton

SAC Player of the Week: SAGU's Shingleton

Oct 16, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

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Shingleton stars in road loss to OBU

Oct 16, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Junior netminder makes 20 saves against Bison Lady Lions play locally on Saturday at Northwood SHAWNEE, Oklahoma  --  Junior goalie Haley Shingleton (Deer Park, Tx / Deer Park HS)...

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Late corner kick goal sinks SAGU

Late corner kick goal sinks SAGU

Oct 13, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Lady Lions impressive defense not enough vs. WBU Team travels to OBU on Tuesday night WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  A determined defensive effort by Southwestern Assemblies of God Univer...

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SAGU suffers third one-goal loss

SAGU suffers third one-goal loss

Oct 09, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Lady Lions fire 13 shots, Shingleton makes 17 saves SAGU hosts Wayland Baptist at noon on Saturday  BETHANY, Oklahoma  --  Southwestern Assemblies of God University play...

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Lady Lions blanked in OKC, 2-0

Lady Lions blanked in OKC, 2-0

Oct 06, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Shingleton makes career best 19 saves SAGU plays at Southwestern Christian on Tuesday OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma  --  The Southwestern Assemblies of God University women’s...

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Lady Lions play SAC opener at MACU

Lady Lions play SAC opener at MACU

Oct 03, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Friday match in OKC begins at 2:00pm Follow news from the game on Twitter WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The first-ever league match as new members in the Sooner Athletic Conference for t...

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Lightning nixes SAGU Soccer on Saturday

Sep 29, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  A scheduled doubleheader between Southwestern Assemblies of God University and Oklahoma City University on Saturday afternoon was called due to lightning activity i...

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Pena goal not enough in 5-1 road loss

Pena goal not enough in 5-1 road loss

Sep 27, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Lady Lions play host to OKC on Saturday Defensive leaks allow easy goals by UHV VICTORIA, Texas  --  Senior forward Natalie Pena (Dallas, Tx / Tulsa Union HS) scored off of a free...

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SAGU soccer teams play on the Gulf today

Sep 26, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Women and Men meet UH-Victoria SAGU hosts Oklahoma City Univ., on Saturday WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams from Southwestern Assemblies ...

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Women's Soccer falls late to OLLU, 1-0

Women's Soccer falls late to OLLU, 1-0

Sep 23, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Espinosa, defense shine in the rain SAGU plays at UHV on Wednesday; at home on Saturday at 1pm WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  They are like arduous lawyers. The defense of the Southw...

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Women's Soccer blanked, 3-0, by UMHB

Women's Soccer blanked, 3-0, by UMHB

Sep 15, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

SAGU shuts-out the Lady Cru in first half Next: Our Lady of the Lake next Saturday, 2:00pm Click here for Box Score BELTON, Texas  --  The Southwestern Assemblies of God Unive...

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Thornley scores in 2-1 OT loss

Thornley scores in 2-1 OT loss

Sep 08, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Unassisted goal gave SAGU first half lead Defense shows mettle against Louisiana College View photos at: https://www.facebook.com/wildcatsmedia PINEVILLE, Louisiana  --  Fresh...

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Pugliese OT torpedo leads to 2-1 win

Pugliese OT torpedo leads to 2-1 win

Sep 05, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Senior forward scores 'golden goal' Garrison, Shingleton, Thornley make critical plays WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  For just the third time in their eight-year history, the Sout...

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Lady Lions play at home Wednesday

Lady Lions play at home Wednesday

Sep 03, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

SAGU home opener set for 1:00pm Denver's Johnson & Wales University is first time foe Click here for the Game Day Preview WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  After a 400-mile trip ...

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Sterling College blanks Lady Lions

Sterling College blanks Lady Lions

Aug 31, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Garrison bid for equalizer hits crossbar Freshman netminder Espinoza makes 11 saves  Click here for Box Score: http://www.dakstats.com/WebSync/Pages/BoxScores/BoxScores.aspx?associatio...

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Lady Lions fall to Moundbuilders

Lady Lions fall to Moundbuilders

Aug 30, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Watch Friday's 1pm game vs. Sterling College Freshman Kaylie Cox scores for SAGU WINFIELD, Kansas  --  In the city that housed the Crayola manufacturing plant for nearly 50 ye...

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California pipeline produces new recruit

California pipeline produces new recruit

Jul 17, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Stockton's Ashley Nop signs with SAGU Lady Lions roster now fields four from Left Coast WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The women’s soccer team at Southwestern Assemblies of God ...

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Women's Soccer Summer Update:

Women's Soccer Summer Update:

Jun 25, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Five new players commit to Lady Lions Team to introduce new uniform, expanded coverage  WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The Southwestern Assemblies of God University women’s soc...

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JuCo soccer transfer hails from Red Oak

JuCo soccer transfer hails from Red Oak

Jun 15, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Samantha Gonzales signs with Lady Lions Paris Jr. College forward brings scoring punch WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The women’s soccer team at Southwestern Assemblies of God Unive...

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Purple Pride inks CC King netminder

Purple Pride inks CC King netminder

Jun 06, 2013 - Women's Soccer News

Espinosa to bolster a team strength at goalie Lady Lions report to camp on August 12 WAXAHACHIE, Texas  --  The last line of defense in American football is the safety. In soccer ...

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