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Southwestern Assemblies of God University help with Lancaster disaster reliefWaxahachie, TexasApril 16, 2012Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) students jioned Convoy of Hope and North Texas Assemblies of God to aid in disaster relief in Lancaster, Texas, after the damaging storms on Tuesday, April 3.

Criminal Justice and other SAGU students participated in disaster relief work on Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6. Volunteers met with other local Assemblies of God churches including The Oaks Fellowship, Trinity Church and The Promise Church at Harmony Tabernacle Church in Lancaster.

Harmony Tabernacle Pastor and SAGU staff member David Bush notes the devastation in some areas of Lancaster, but also acknowledges that there were no fatalities and few injuries following the disaster. “We wanted to show those in Lancaster that have been affected by the tornadoes that God is here for them spiritually, emotionally and practically,” said Bush.

SAGU students and volunteers from various churches divided into teams and offered water and boxes to victims, helped sift through debris and clean houses and yards. In addition to Convoy of Hope, North Texas Assemblies of God and SAGU donated clothing, food and household items.

SAGU Criminal Justice professor Bruce Stayments went with his students to aid in the relief instead of a field trip that had been scheduled for that day. Their group prayed with the homeowners they helped and gave them a Bible signed by each of the members of their team.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.

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