Missionaries with Texas ties spared injury in Asian tsunami

Missionaries with Texas ties escaped injury in the deadly tsunamis that hit South Asia.

Miles Seaborn, a retired Fort Worth pastor and former missionary in the Philippines for 10 years, said his daughter-in-law’s siblings serving in South Asiaescaped injuryin the Dec. 26 tsunami devastation there.

Seaborn’s son, Neal,aSouthern Baptist missionaryin the Philippines with his wife, Jana, told his parents by phone that Jana’s brother andsister and their families were in meetings far from the coasts when the devastation hit.

All four of the missionaries attended Southwestern Seminary and were members of Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth when Miles Seaborn served there as pastor. The Philippine islands were spared damage from the tsunami.

Seaborn said many of the IMB missionaries in South Asia would be called upon to help with relief and rebuilding.

“The Southern Baptist missionaries will do a good job because they know the officials in their areas and they know the people and their needs as well as anyone,” Seaborn said.

TEXAN Correspondent
Jerry Pierce
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