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LETU Welcomes OMF President, Alumnus James Dougherty for 'GO Week'



LeTourneau University aviation graduate James Dougherty, who is the president of the international missions organization OMF International, is scheduled to speak during the university’s 10:30 a.m. chapel services during GO Week, January 27-31. 

GO Week, formerly known as Missions Emphasis Week, provides an opportunity for LETU students to talk to missionaries from more than 30 missionary organizations around the world to discuss internships and career missions opportunities.

OMF (formerly known as Overseas Missionary Fellowship, and before 1964 as China Inland Mission) is an international protestant missionary society founded in 1865 in Great Britain. OMF serves the church to bring the gospel to many countries in East Asia. OMF missionaries have continued their 150-year-old legacy throughout the region to reach the unreached, including refugees, immigrants, professionals, and international students.

Dougherty was a student at LETU from 1997 to 2001, earning a degree in Engineering Technology with an Aeronautical and Electrical concentration. As a student, he served in leadership positions as a Peer Advisor and as Student Body President.  He played intramural basketball and was a member of the student theatre club Stage Right.  He participated in an original, award-winning Hootenanny skit titled “Dave and Lisa” during his senior year. 

He and his wife, Lisa, moved internationally in 2016 to work with OMF in East Asia, eventually serving in Singapore as the International Director for Mobilization.  They were appointed in 2018 to serve as the President and National Directors for OMF.

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