Trinity School for Ministry Helps Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Ambridge, PA, September 1, 2017 – Trinity School for Ministry, through its Stanway Institute for World Mission, along with the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS-USA), will be leading a team of students to the Houston area in October to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. They will be working through local congregations to assist the victims in their recovery from the disaster. The team will be under the leadership of the Associate Professor for Practical Theology, the Rev. Dr. Jack Gabig.
“Trips like these can be so formative. They are significant not only for students to think about responding to the needs of others in times of crisis, but all the more for those who need help. We hope to respond with open hearts and hands overflowing with the grace (spiritual and material) that we have received from Him,” said the Rev. Dr. Gabig.
The team will arrive six weeks after the hurricane, when much cleanup will still be needed. Prayer and emotional support for the victims is critical at this time. Financial and prayer support for this relief project ministry is welcome and encouraged. Funds are needed not only for the logistical expenses of the team, but also for direct support of those who need to rebuild their houses and their lives.
Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Rev. Dr. John Macdonald, Associate Professor of Mission and Evangelism and Director of the Stanway Institute, led a team of students and other volunteers to Mississippi to respond to the needs of the hurricane victims there. That experience showed how critically important this work is.
Donations can be sent to Trinity School for Ministry, 311 11th Street, Ambridge, PA, 15003, with “Harvey Recovery” in the memo line. Online donations can be made at: www.tsm.edu/donate/ and designated for “Harvey Recovery.”
Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition. In this fractured world, we desire to be a global center for Christian formation, producing outstanding leaders who can plant, renew, and grow churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. To this end, we are forming Christian leaders for mission.