September 7, 2006
Seeking to build on a strong emphasis on world missions, Oklahoma Baptist University will host Global Outreach Week Sept. 11-15. The annual event is designed to present different facets of service and ministry from an international perspective.
“Global Outreach Week allows students at OBU to have their worldviews expanded,” said M.W., coordinator for OBU’s Avery T. Willis Center for Global Outreach.
GO Week begins with a chapel service on Monday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., in Raley Chapel. Dr. Mike Cahill, a linguistics field worker serving in Ghana, will be the featured speaker. Cahill works with the Summer Institute of Linguistics.
A medical missions forum begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Geiger Center 105-107. The open-topic panel discussion will include Dr. Lana Bolhouse, dean of OBU’s School of Nursing; Dan Bivens, director of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Medical Missions Response program; and Steve Hollingsworth, president of His Healing Helping Hands International Ministries. The panel also includes Dr. Val Tramonte and Dr. Matt McClure, resident physicians with In His Image, a medical missions organization.
John Strappazon, collegiate ministries specialist with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, will host “What’s Your Final Answer” in the lower level of the Geiger Center at 9:05 p.m. Sept. 12.
Noted international medical missionary Rebekah Naylor will speak during Chapel on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel. Dr. Naylor served as a surgeon and administrator with the Southern Baptist’s International Mission Board in Bangalore, India.
Further information about global outreach opportunities can be obtained at the Global Outreach Fair, in Geiger Center 218-220 on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 13-14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
M.W. will be the final speaker of GO Week in a Chapel service on Friday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel. M.W. said his message will be an emphasis on God’s call to witness.
During the week, students will operate a 24-hour prayer tent between Raley Chapel and the Geiger Center from Monday through Friday.