OBU Missions Emphasis Week Examines Ministries

October 22, 2001

Exposure to international programs and ministry efforts across the globe is the basis for Oklahoma Baptist University's 2001 Missions Emphasis Week, Oct. 24-26. The event enables students to meet with career missionaries, short-term mission groups and become aware of OBU's own international opportunities.

The week will begin with a missions emphasis panel discussion during the Wednesday chapel service. Odus Compton, OBU director of religious activities, will lead the discussion.

Dr. Elbert Smith, IMB career missionary to Mexico and 1980 OBU graduate, will deliver the Friday chapel address. The 10 a.m. chapel services will be in the university's Noble Complex and are open to the public.

Representatives from Wycliffe Bible Translators, Awestar Ministries, John 3:16 Ministries, the North American Mission Board, the International Mission Board, and OBU international studies will be available to visit with interested students at the missions fair Wednesday and Thursday in the university's Geiger Center.