Teaching about missions is so much fun when you can experience a new culture too! Brent taught the global missions course this summer at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. The students learned not only about God’s heart for the world, current trends in missions, and how to understand cultures in sharing the gospel, but also learned to eat Filipino halo-halo, a dessert made with crushed ice, sweet beans, coconut gel, candied fruit, and mango ice cream all mixed together. The students loved it about as much as Brent loves teaching missions! Missions, or sharing the gospel with those who haven’t heard—should be the goal of every believer’s life. [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section]
Danya is engaged to Daniel Ortiz! They have been dating for six years! We are so excited for them. Danya is doing her student teaching and will graduate from Western Carolina University in December. Daniel graduated from college last May and is now in the Police Academy training to be a police officer. They are planning a July wedding and will leave near Charlotte. Pray for them as they prepare for the wedding, and for marriage.
Brent will be going to Korea in November to film interviews for the upcoming Lausanne Global Classroom on North Korea. What an exciting opportunity to equip the global church in how to pray for and understand the needs in one of the most anti-Christian countries in the world.
Finally, I am happy to announce the release of the newest episode of the Lausanne Global Classroom on Research and Strategic Information. This is a great introduction for anyone wanting to learn about the importance of research in missions, decision making for the church, and leadership. Check it out at this link here. Check out the other Global Classrooms on the Lausanne website too. Use them for your personal or small group study.