Andrews University Seminary Students Minister to Syrian Refugees - News Shorts

Andrews University Seminary Students Minister to Syrian Refugees. Seminary Student Forum (SSF) at Andrews University has  coordinated an optional service day following the Week of Spiritual Emphasis, providing a practical application of what was presented in the days prior. A group of around 35 volunteers, including translators, traveled to Kalamazoo, Michigan, to minister to the Syrian refugees living there.  “This is a foreign land to these families, and we must do all we can to make them feel welcomed and at home,” says Hafiz Ally, a seminary student at Andrews University and president of the SSF.  “We want to build a bridge by which a friendship can form. We must be the hands and feet of Christ. . . As Christians we often focus on words to preach a sermon or works to teach a lesson,” says Ally. “While words have their place, we often neglect action. We forget how both are equally important.”  SSF planned to give each individual a winter coat and provide canned food and grocery gift cards for each family. From Andrews University, “The Hands and Feet of Christ: Students take action to help local refugees.”

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Funny, the Australian Union makes a formal submission on gay marriage but doesn’t seem to have been able to utter a single word about their own churches policy on women’s ordination.

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