Monday, February 27, 2012
"We're excited to have Libby Little as our speaker this year for missions week," said Dean of Chapel Greg Carmer. "Through 35 years of faithful ministry in Afghanistan, Libby and her husband, Tom, were wonderful examples of incarnational ministry, serving through medical care, hospitality, and education. Their lives have been great models of living out the Gospel for the sake of our neighbors--even those on the other side of the world.
Also this week, the Lane Student Center will host many visiting missions organizations, so be sure to stop by their tables and welcome them to our campus. "We hope these three days are rich and meaningful for the community," said Megan Wigton, administrative assistant for the Chapel Office. Ensuring students have exposure to a diverse range of missions organizations over a student's four-year experience is key to each year's scheduled planning. "The week should demonstrate a variety of examples of faithful service to global missions."
This year's visting global missions include:
African Inland Mission
Asian Rural Institute
Center for Student Missions (CSM)
Kupenda for the Children
Serving in Mission (SIM)
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Many of these global missions representatives will also join classes this week to talk with students about how the work their doing impacts the topics they are studying. Over ten courses this week will bennefit from these personal reflections.
View the schedule online.
Photo: Heather (Smith) Kopri, senior admissions counselor in the Gordon College Admissions Office, during her month-long mission trip to Nepal.