Your generous gifts provide this pathway for Southwest to form leaders for churches and the many communities they represent. They are committed to service in the name of Christ.
During challenges and difficult days, including a snow storm of the century, many of us intimately experienced what others know all too well. Students embodied love and served over 400 meals to our homeless neighbors. They continue to build relationships with ongoing meals.
“It was warmth of homemade bread, the nourishment of the sheer act of being served, the gift that rest and restoration gives, the awe of God’s mercy and provision and the transformation it tills in the soil, new beginnings, a fresh start…HOPE…new friendships”
Katie Gould, Candidate for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Your generosity allows Southwest students to continue their preparation in ministry which has been enhanced by their “lived experiences” during these times. When the students ventured to the streets of Austin to feed our homeless neighbors during the recent Texas winter storm—they embodied the love of Christ and put the well-being of others above all else. As the Most Rev. Michael C. Curry said recently, “the Jesus movement is alive and well in Austin, Texas.”