Fri, Mar 25 2011
LeTourneau University will host Justice Week chapel services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; March 28, 30 and April 1; from 10:50-11:30 a.m. at the S.E. Belcher, Jr. Chapel and Performance Center on the LETU main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.
The purpose of Justice Week is to raise issues of social justice and discuss ministries of mercy. The public is invited free of charge.
“Justice Week came about three years ago after a group of students formed a campus chapter of International Justice Mission,” said LETU Chaplain Harold Carl. “Part of our job as Christians is to look out for widows, orphans and the oppressed. We use Justice Week to expose our students to practical ways they can live out their faith in the world.”
On Monday, March 28, Dennis Mark will kick off Justice Week. Mark documents human trafficking and is the chief investigator for the Not for Sale campaign that equips and mobilizes activists to deploy innovative solutions to re-abolish slavery in their own backyards and across the globe. Mark He simultaneously coordinates the NFSC Abolitionist Academy and also leads the Justice League, an exclusive group of law enforcement officials in the anti-trafficking movement.
On Wednesday, March 30, LETU students and faculty who traveled to Cambodia during Spring Break on a mission trip will report on what they learned working with a ministry that seek to get people out of human trafficking.
On Friday, April 1, Mercy Ships Founder and CEO Don Stephens will speak about the global charity that has operated a fleet of hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Mercy Ships brings hope and healing to the poor, mobilizing people and resources worldwide, serving all people without regard for race, gender or religion. To date, Mercy Ships has performed services valued at more than $808 million, impacting about 2.5 million people. One-fourth of the world has no access to basic medical care in their communities. This means that they have no doctors, no reliable medications, no vaccinations and no basic health education. Mercy Ships is the only charity in the world to use fully-equipped hospital ships to serve the poor free of charge. Stephens is the voice behind the Mercy Minute, a daily radio broadcast aired internationally on over 720 radio stations. He has authored three books, Trial by Trial, Mandate for Mercy and Ships of Mercy.