Jesus To the Nations History

March 2013

March 22—24
Mount Saint Vincent University
Simon Guillebaud is the founder of Great Lakes Outreach, working in the Central African war zone. He has had near escapes from death, has received death threats and has exposed corruption. He calls us to sacrificial surrender to see God do wonderful things around us.

Nik and Ruth Ripkin have served for thirty years in both fruitful and seemingly barren areas for the spread of the gospel. They have worked with relief agencies where one could be killed simply for becoming a Christian. More recently they have travelled to many countries to interview Christians who have suffered for their faith. Their goal is to recapture the Biblical essentials of witness in difficult circumstances.

March 2012

March 23—25
Mount Saint Vincent University
Shane Claiborne speaks to a variety of audiences about peacemaking, social justice and Jesus. He is an advocate not just for easing the lot of the poor but for transforming our society so it is fair to all. He has chosen a lifestyle of identification with the less privileged parts of society.

K.P. Yohannan, the founder of Gospel For Asia, calls Christians to a more vigorous proclamation of the gospel. The main thrust of Gospel For Asia is the equipping of local pastors and church planters. Their work is largely concentrated in India, but has influence much more widely.

Freda Smallwood and her husband spent many years in Central Asia. He worked to improve eye health for the local population, she worked as a teacher. Her husband was murdered in the country they served in 2010. She now lives in upstate New York from where she travels as an ambassador for sacrificial mission service.

March 2011

March 25—27
Mount Saint Vincent University
George Verwer is the founder of Operation Mobilization which he led for over forty years as International Director. He has a heavy schedule of speaking engagements both overseas to encourage OM workers and at home to challenge Christians to whole-hearted obedience to Christ.

Ron Cline moved from a ministry of teaching and counselling to a variety of roles in HCJB Global. He has been President, Chairman of the Board, and now Global Ambassador. In addition to travelling as a missions motivator, he has a regular radio broadcast carried by over 1000 stations.

March 2010

March 26—28
Mount Saint Vincent University

Gracia Burnham and her husband, Martin, served for seventeen years with New Tribes Mission in the Philippines. They were kidnapped by Abu Sayef guerrillas and held for over a year. Martin was killed in a rescue attempt by Philippine forces and Gracia was wounded, but survived.

Nizar Shaheen is a Palestinian Christian. He is the founder of Light For All Nations, a ministry that produces Christian TV programmes in Arabic. Their flagship programme was launched in 1984 and is the longest-running Arabic Christian TV programme.

Paul Estabrooks works with Open Doors With Brother Andrew. He is chiefly concerned with encouraging and supporting Christians who are suffering for their faith. He has written several books growing out of his experience in visiting these persecuted believers, both to encourage them and to pass on to other believers some of the lessons learned through suffering.

March 2009

March 27—29
Mount Saint Vincent University

Joseph D’souza is the Executive Director of Operation Mobilization in India, but is also the founder of the Dalit Freedom Network and the All India Christian Council. He works for the freedom and dignity of the Dalit (Untouchable) people of India. The work involves the establishment of schools and churches.

Ron Pearce was preparing to go to Vietnam when Communism closed that door. He became a spokesperson for missions worldwide. His organization, Empower Ministries, helps to equip Christian workers in various countries.

March 2008

March 28—30
Mount Saint Vincent University
Ramez and Rebecca Atallah live in Cairo, Egypt where Ramez is General Secretary of the Bible Society of Egypt and Rebecca has a ministry through the Coptic Church in a Garbage Village. Ramez has been active in the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students and the Lausanne Conference. Rebecca’s work includes educational programmes and summer camps for disabled children and adults.

Patrick Hobbs worked in the Philippines with OMF. He began on the staff of Faith Academy, teaching the children of missionary families. He became interested in the poor in slum sections of Manila. He founded Dawn For The Poor, a ministry to help people who live in extreme poverty to improve their lives and to become servants in the Great Commission.

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Friday, March 28th
6:30 Missions Displays
7:30 Worship & Plenary
George Houssney
9:00 Missions Displays
10:30 Good Night

Saturday, March 29th
9:00 Missions Displays
9:45 Seminars (am)
10:45 Break / Missions Displays
11:00 Worship & Plenary
Dwayne Cline
12:45 Lunch Break / Missions Displays
2:30 Worship & Plenary
George Houssney
4:00 Break / Missions Displays
4:30 Seminars (pm)

Supper Break / Missions Displays
7:15 Worship & Plenary
Dwayne Cline
9:00 Break
9:15 Concert
10:45 Good Night
Sunday, March 30th
2:30 Missions Displays, Worship & Plenary
4:30 Closing



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