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LETU Serves as Remote Host for World Evangelism Conference


LeTourneau University's S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center is serving as a remote host site for those wanting to participate in the Third Congress on World Evangelism being held in Cape Town, South Africa. The Lausanne Conference, named after its origin, is being televised Oct. 16-25 across the globe, and seeks to re-stimulate the spirit that was represented in the Lausanne Covenant to make Jesus Christ known throughout the world. This year's congress in Cape Town seeks to promote unity, humbleness in service and a call to action for evangelizing the globe.

Remote sites are identified as GlobaLink and include seminaries, universities, theological institutions, mission organizations and churches. LETU is the only GlobaLink site in East Texas/Western Louisiana and is participating on Friday, Oct. 22.

The first International Congress on World Evangelization was held in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1974. Initially called together by a committee headed by the Rev. Billy Graham, the Lausanne Conference drew more than 2,300 evangelical leaders from 150 countries. That event produced The Lausanne Covenant, a declaration "intended to define the necessity, responsibilities and goals of spreading the Gospel."

LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christian university located in Longview, Texas, offering academic majors in aeronautical science, business, education, engineering, health care, the humanities and sciences. LeTourneau University also offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs for working adults online and at educational centers in Austin, Bedford, Dallas, Houston and Tyler.

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