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LETU to host 46th Annual Missions Emphasis Week from Jan 25-29

Tue, Jan 19 2010

LeTourneau University will host the 46th annual Missions Emphasis Week from Monday, Jan. 25, to Friday, Jan. 29, at various locations throughout the Longview campus. The public is invited to attend all of the sessions. This year’s theme, “ Beyond My World,” corresponds to LETU President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford’s theme of global implications to answer God’s call in every workplace in every nation.

“We are thankful for the many missionaries from the 30 mission organizations that will be represented here all week,” said LETU Chaplain Harold Carl. “Their faithful attendance makes this event one of the more memorable times during a student’s life here at LETU.”

             Kicking off the Missions Emphasis Week will be Steve Lindquist, vice president of domestic operations with Voice of the Martyrs. Lindquist will speak from 10:50 to 11:20 a.m. Monday, Jan 26, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center at 2100 S. Mobberly Ave.

Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand. In the 1960s, Richard, his wife, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church.

Teri McCarthy, writer-in-residence for the International Institute for Christian Studies, will speak in the Belcher Center chapel from 10:50 to 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27. McCarthy has taught at the University level long-term in China and Russia and short-term in Holland, Nigeria, and Afghanistan. She recently published the book Teaching in a Distant Classroom. Her husband, Daryl McCarthy, is the CEO of International Institute for Christian Studies and will speak from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Thursday events for Mission Emphasis week Jan. 29 include the Every Workplace/Every Nation Roundtable discussion at 11 a.m. in the Belcher Center. That evening, small-group missions seminars will be held at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the following assigned rooms and times:

Seminars from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 
o    MAF, John Hook, “Aviation as a Ministry”
 Room 117, Education Building

o    Tri-Grace Ministries, Chip Thomas, “Do Mormons Follow Jesus’ Teaching?”

 Room 120, Education Building

o    Master’s Mission, Jeff Heidorn, “Marathon Missions–Staying in for the Long Haul”

 Room 139, Heath Hardwick Hall
o    Christar, Jeff Butler, “ Openness in Iran”
 Room 140, Heath Hardwick Hall

o    Pioneers, Ron Landers, “Is Your Vocation Your Calling?”

 Room 131, Heath Hardwick Hall

o    Friends in Action, Gary Ferch, “Bring Back the King”

 Room 137, Longview Hall

o    Missionary Tech Team, Birne Wiley, “Serving Behind the Scene”

 Room 136, Longview Hall
Mission Seminars from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m .

o    JAARS, Terry Heffield, “The Future of Mission Aviation”

 Room 117, Education Building

o    OMS International, Jose Banales, “The Virgin of Guadalupe - Another Mary?”

 Room 120, Education Building

o    Evangelism Ministries, Gary B. “Boldly Sharing the Good News With Muslims”

 Room 139, Heath Hardwick Hall

o    ABWE, Dale Fogg, “You Can’t Get There from Here – Unless!!”

 Room 140, Heath Hardwick Hall
o    SIM USA, Dick Ackley, “ Personalized Strategy Map”
 Room 131, Heath Hardwick Hall

o    Cross World, Larry W. Sharp, “ Business as Mission: 3 Million Unreached; Why Not Business?”

 Room 137, Longview Hall

o    Trans World Radio, Daryl VanDyken, “Technical Opportunities in Missions”

 Room 136, Longview Hall
Mission Seminars from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

o    Kingdom Air Corps-SEND International, Dwayne King, “Opening the 60-70 Window – Arctic and Mountain Flying”

 Room 117, Education Building
o    WEC International, Patrick Dennis, “Sharing the Gospel with Muslims”
 Room 120, Education Building
o    Teen Missions International, Naomi Downs, “A Little Dirt Never Hurt”
 Room 139, Heath Hardwick Hall

o    The Seed Company, Caryl Mallory, “Check I.T. Out!”

Room 140, Heath Hardwick Hall
o    Interserve, Sarah Tooley, “ The Glory of the Impossible”
Room 131, Heath Hardwick Hall

o    New Tribes Mission, Jeff Werley, “Missions: A Message of Mercy”

Room 137, Longview Hall

o    LightSys, Greg Beeley, “ Computers and Reaching the Lost”

Room 136, Longview Hall

             The Seed Company’s Director of Research and Project Development Dr. Gilles Gravelle will conclude missions emphasis week when he speaks during chapel from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in the Belcher Center. Gravelle has over 25 years experience helping people gain access to God’s Word through Bible translation. The Seed Company is a relatively new and innovative venture of biblical translation dedicated to accelerated translation of the Word of God in the heart languages of all people groups.

 


 

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