NEW ORLEANS (BP)–New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s latest Vision magazine highlights the seminary’s response to Hurricane Katrina. The special edition recaps the damage caused by the storm and the seminary’s efforts to recover.
“The story of Katrina is not primarily a story of loss, it is a story of the awesome power of our God to restore broken lives,” said Gary D. Myers, director of public relations at NOBTS and editor of Vision. “In telling this story, we have attempted to offer praise to God for His protection and provision.
“It truly is a message of our hope rooted firmly in Lord Jesus Christ,” he said.
The magazine begins with an eight-page photography section showing campus flooding, restoration work and the start of commuter classes on Jan. 23. “Purpose After the Storm,” a 32-page feature section, provides a detailed account of the hurricane’s impact on students, staff members and professors, the restoration process and the ongoing renewal of campus. Photographs capture the sorrow of loss and the joy of restoration.
Special attention is given throughout the magazine to the Southern Baptist Convention’s response to the seminary through financial gifts and volunteer service on campus.
Expanded graphics help illustrate the report, including a detailed campus flood damage map, a breakdown of states that hosted seminary evacuees and a detailed explanation of the mold abatement process used in campus buildings.
For a copy of the Hurricane Katrina Special Edition, send your mailing address to [email protected] or call the NOBTS public relations office at (504) 282-4455, ext. 3292. Copies also will be available at seminary’s booth during the Southern Baptist Convention’s June 13-14 annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C.