RTS Trained Counselors Serve Disaster Area

At least 15 tornadoes were on the ground in Mississippi on Monday, April 28. One of them went through Louisville, Miss., as an EF-4 with winds of about 200 mph. There was much loss of life and possessions. According to Sherry Lanier, MNA disaster response and short-term missions facilitator, a team of RTS trained counselors departed for Louisville on Friday, May 2, in order to serve at Fair Elementary School in Louisville. One of the school's 8-year-old students, Tyler, was killed along with his parents in the storm. The school requested grief counselors, and RTS Jackson graduates Stephanie Hathorn (MAMFT '12), Katie Sahler (MAMFT '12), and Emily Rankin Jernigan (MAMFT '10), dropped everything to go and be with the students at the school as they process through this great loss. Read more about Tyler and the tornadoes here.

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