Helping in the Coastal Bend

Saturday at 6am Vital University Missions staff and students piled into cars and began driving to Rockport, TX for a Day of Service. In my car I had one student from Trinity University and one from the University of the Incarnate Word. Having these two students in my car headed to do hurricane relief sparked something inside me. You see, when I was a student at UIW back in 2005 Hurricane Katrina made it ways to gulf coast and for...

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In The Midst Of Harvey

Every shower and dew, bless the Lord All you winds, bless the Lord Fire and Heat, bless the Lord… Dew and rain, bless the Lord… Lightings and clouds, bless the Lord… Seas and rivers, bless the Lord. (Daniel 3) It was weird praying this scripture the morning after a day an a half of destruction and death here. Wind, rain, fire, seas, and rivers have caused and will cause pain and despair to countless people and places I don’t know,...

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Becoming Capable of Life-Giving Failures

Becoming Capable of Life-Giving Failures This guest-blog was written by our good friend Jonathan Melton, the chaplain at St. Francis House Episcopal Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on his blog the patience of trees which is filled with honest reflections on Christian living (aka you should probably check it out). In this post, Jonathan puts into words well what we be about ministry. Enjoy. Five years ago, right before St. Francis House sent a few of game people to our...

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Meet an Intern: David McDonald

McDonald. David McDonald. I’ve always wanted to introduce myself as my childhood (and current day) hero 007 would do, but was just waiting for the right platform. I think I can finally check it off the bucket list! For those who don’t know me, I am a native San Antonian who just recently joined this year’s team of Elisha interns! I am so excited for the upcoming adventures, challenges, and growth that will encompass my life for the next 10...

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