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 Tri-Grace Ministries, Chip Thomas, “Do Mormons Follow Jesus’ Teaching?”
o Master’s Mission, Jeff Heidorn, “Marathon Missions–Staying in for the Long Haul”
o Pioneers, Ron Landers, “Is Your Vocation Your Calling?”
o Friends in Action, Gary Ferch, “Bring Back the King”
o Missionary Tech Team, Birne Wiley, “Serving Behind the Scene”
o JAARS, Terry Heffield, “The Future of Mission Aviation”
o OMS International, Jose Banales, “The Virgin of Guadalupe - Another Mary?”
o Evangelism Ministries, Gary B. “Boldly Sharing the Good News With Muslims”
o ABWE, Dale Fogg, “You Can’t Get There from Here – Unless!!”
o Cross World, Larry W. Sharp, “ Business as Mission: 3 Million Unreached; Why Not Business?”
o Trans World Radio, Daryl VanDyken, “Technical Opportunities in Missions”
o Kingdom Air Corps-SEND International, Dwayne King, “Opening the 60-70 Window – Arctic and Mountain Flying”
o The Seed Company, Caryl Mallory, “Check I.T. Out!”
o New Tribes Mission, Jeff Werley, “Missions: A Message of Mercy”
o LightSys, Greg Beeley, “ Computers and Reaching the Lost”
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.