Canadian Mennonite November 30, 2009 27
Focus on Mission and Service
Cover Story Morgan’s tales of his determination to were broadcast, Morgan travelled to a shel-
‘The storm is become a priest and his military service in
Vietnam fascinated the students. Morgan
ter in Diamond Head, Miss. Along with
other safety-seekers, Morgan waited for a
passing over’ had been working at the local dockyards
when a shipment of lumber fell on him,
leaving him with limited use of his legs.
week until help actually came. It was not
until he was interviewed by the media
that his family knew he was alive and well.
Hurricane Katrina survivor an Years later, in 2005, as evacuation orders Upon his return, Morgan found that his
inspiration for RJC volunteers
Story and Photo
by Jessica Buhler
special to Canadian mennonite
Centrepieces of safety goggles and carpen-
ter pencils adorned the tables as the an-
nual appreciation and fundraising banquet
commenced at Rosthern Junior College
(RJC) earlier this month.
In March of this year, a group of 26 stu-
dents and six chaperones partnered with Check out the Service Adventure and
Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) to help Radical Journey programs online at:
rebuild homes in Pass Christian, Miss. A
Locations include Australia, England
relationship based on storytelling and and South Africa
gratitude was also built between the RJC
students and homeowner Billy Morgan.
Mennonite Disaster Service needs YOU.
Here at home.
• Could you volunteer in your town or province?
• Could you help investigate disasters in your province?
• Could you serve on the Unit (provincial) board?
Let your MDS Unit leaders know!
British Columbia: Leonard Klassen . . . 604-855-2542
Alberta: Harold Friesen . . . . . . . . . . 403-