WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has contributed $40,050 to the International Mission Board for the Southern Baptist Convention organization’s tsunami relief efforts in Southeast Asia.
Southeastern Seminary contributed $10,000 from its operating budget toward the IMB’s efforts. In addition, the school’s board of trustees, board of visitors, faculty and staff have combined to donate $30,050 toward this important relief effort.
“As a theological institution that depends on the gifts of others to fulfill our mission, Southeastern is usually on the receiving end of the kindness and generosity of others,” said Southeastern President Daniel Akin. “However, this time we have the joy and responsibility to be on the giving side both in our prayers and our gifts.
“Our heart goes out to all those who have suffered in Southeast Asia,” Akin said, “and it is our hope that this gift of love will be used by our Lord in helping those who are hurting to begin putting their lives back together. We gladly do this in Jesus’ name.”
Southeastern Seminary and the IMB have been partners for many years in international missions. Southeastern Seminary’s highly successful “2 + 2” program sends students overseas for missions endeavors while they continue their education. This hands-on experience has provided the IMB with a number of missionaries who are ready to serve as soon as they graduate.