Oklahoma Baptist University

OBU Missions Emphasis Runs Sept. 15-20

As part of its Missions Emphasis Week, Oklahoma Baptist University will host Frank Blackwood and Dr. Jerry Rankin as chapel speakers next week. The chapel messages will be just one of many activities highlighting missions awareness the week of Sept. 15.

Blackwood, the founder and director of the Aid Sudan Foundation will speak 10 a.m. Monday in OBU’s Potter Auditorium.

Based in Houston, Texas, Aid Sudan is a Christian nonprofit organization that takes mission teams into the refugee camps in the war zones of southern Sudan.

Blackwood has spent many years in the international business world and has traveled in more than 80 countries. He founded the Aid Sudan Foundation in 2000. Blackwood graduated from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdcoches, Texas.

President of the International Mission Board (IMB), Dr. Jerry Rankin will address student in the Wednesday and Friday chapel services.

Rankin has headed the IMB since 1993. Before accepting that appointment, he and his wife Bobbye served as church planters and missionary coordinators in Indonesia and the South Pacific region.

Rankin received his bachelor of arts degree from Mississippi College and his master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has honorary doctor degrees from Mississippi College and California Baptist University.

The IMB, formerly known as the Foreign Mission Board, is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest evangelical denomination, with more than 40,000 churches with more than 15 million members. The board's main objective is “presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ in order to lead individuals to saving faith in Him and result in church-planting movements among all the peoples of the world.”


Missions Emphasis Week

Global Outreach 2003

September 15-21


Monday, September 15


10 a.m. – Chapel: Sudan Project

Frank Blackwood, Aid Sudan Foundation Executive Director

And Abraham Aluak Majoc (one of the Sudanese “Lost Boys”)

http://www.aidsudan.org


Evening TBA – Sudan Project Question and Answer Session with Frank

Blackwood


Wednesday September 17


7 a.m. - "See You at the Pole" Prayer Rally in front of Shawnee Hall

A time of prayer and dedication for our University and the global impact

we can have as a community.



10 am – Chapel: Jerry Rankin, International Mission Board President

Student Worship Team

www.imb.org


9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Global Outreach Tent on the lawn

Representatives will be available from Student

Mobilization Organizations like the International Mission

Board, Focus International, North American Mission Board, Utah Partnership for Christ, Bob Hartman International Ministries and many others.


Thursday, September 18


9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Global Outreach Tables in upstairs GC

Discover mission opportunities and meet student mobilization

organization leaders.


6 p.m. – Global Outreach Ice Cream Social with Dave Edwards at the Global Outreach Tent

Plenty of Ice Cream, Student Worship Team, and a

challenge to GO into all the world

www.davetown.com



Friday, September 19


9 a.m. – 1 pm Global Outreach Tables in upstairs GC

Discover mission opportunities and meet student mobilization

organization leaders


10 p.m. - Chapel: Jerry Rankin, International Mission Board President

Student Worship Team


Saturday, September 20


10 a.m. – 5 pm Apologetics 101 in Montgomery Hall (rm 106)

Bob Hartman International Ministries

Preparation for overseas use of apologetics on mission trips like

the Global Outreach trip to Belarus.

The cost is $30.00 for materials.


Sunday, September 21


4– 7:30 pm Debut of Documentary “Beyond the Gates of Splender”

Crossings Community Church, 14600 N. Portland Ave.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This statewide student event includes Worship, Testimony from Steve Saint, and Mission Opportunity information.

Tickets are FREE (available at Global Outreach Tent)

www.goingbeyond03.com

btg.bearingfruitcomm.org

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