Global Missions Opportunities at NAC 2012

 In All Church of God, Global Strategy, NAC: North American Convention


By Kathi Sellers

We serve an awesome God who is doing amazing things around the world. Global Missions conferences during NAC 2012 will give you a glimpse into the exciting world of Church of God missions. Learn what is happening, how you can pray, and how you can get involved.

On Saturday, June 23, at 1:30 PM, in the Covenant Room at Park Place Church of God, Art and Suetta Clawson, Africa liaisons, will be joined by missionaries Dave and Bonnie Baylor and Jeff and Lisa Baltes, as well as new missionaries Tim and Josie Vickey, to tell stories of vital ministry in Africa.

On Sunday, June 24, at 2:15 PM, in the Park Place Church of God sanctuary, the missionary community will join the Kurrle family in a memorial service for Julie and Timmy Kurrle. A reception to greet the family will be held in the Bessie Byrum Room after the service. Then at 3:30 PM, in the Church of God Ministries Auditorium, Don and Caroline Armstrong, regional coordinators for Asia and the Pacific, will tell of the dynamic ministry taking place in their region. They will be joined by one of our missionaries who has been ministering through art therapy in Central Asia, and Doug and Danette Beisley, who have been involved in ministry at Westside Christian Fellowship in New Zealand. Terence Van Dam and Christy Snowden Van Dam, serving in Japan, and Donald and Stephanie Lyndgoh, teachers in Central Asia will also be at the conference.

On Monday, June 25, at 8:30 AM, in the Church of God Ministries Auditorium, all Living Link partners are invited to a breakfast to honor their participation and give them the opportunities to meet newly appointed missionaries. Then at 8:30 AM, in the Mid-Level Conference Room of Church of God Ministries, Kathi Sellers will meet with people who are interested in exploring a call to missions, and discuss how they can prepare for ministry and connect with Global Missions. Later in the day, join regional coordinators for Latin America David and Barbara Miller at 3:30 PM in the Church of God Ministries Auditorium. The Millers will introduce the Lamelas family, a Cuban family that was recently granted asylum in the United States. Norberto Kurrle, missionary to Paraguay, and Tom and Jean McCracken, missionaries to Brazil, will also participate in the conference.

On Tuesday, June 26, at 7:00 PM, in Reardon Auditorium, new missionaries will be commissioned as part of the evening worship service. Following the service, join us for the International Reception in the Park Place Church of God Fellowship Hall to honor newly commissioned missionaries, international guests, and missionaries who have completed their terms of service.

On Wednesday, June 27, at 1:30 PM, in the Church of God Ministries Auditorium, Patrick Nachtigall, regional coordinator for Europe and the Middle East, will be speaking on how to prepare the church for global ministry in the twenty-first century. The Kihms and Langfords, new missionaries to Europe, will join Patrick in this informative conference. Then at 3:30 PM, in the Covenant Room at Park Place Church of God, Don Smith and Ruben Schwieger will introduce regional leader Eustace Rawlings as they review ministries in the Caribbean and mission trip opportunities in that region. Missionaries John and Jodie Ackerman of Haiti will also be available for dialogue.

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