SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
Freed-Hardeman University has invited four missionaries to share their experiences and generate interest in missions at its annual Mission Emphasis Days, Sept. 10-11. The men will speak during regularly scheduled Bible classes and at chapel.
Stan Frank and Matt Cook will be the primary speakers Sept. 10. Frank has dedicated much of his life to mission work, having served churches in France, England and Zimbabwe. He recently resigned from Middle Georgia Christian School, where he spent 11 years as director, in order to return to the mission field.
A graduate of the Great Cities Missions missionary training program, Cook is in his first year as an instructor of Bible and missions at FHU. He earned both his undergraduate Bible degree and the Master of Divinity at Freed-Hardeman. Cook spent three years working in Cusco, Peru, where he helped to plant a new congregation.
George Jenson and Richard Harp are scheduled to speak Sept. 11. In addition to making trips to New Zealand, India and Australia, Jenson lived as a missionary in Tanzania for five years. He currently works with a mission congregation in Kentucky. Harp served in the mission field of Scotland from June 2010 to April 2013, where he ran a youth outreach. He is now involved in stateside missions as a pulpit evangelist in Kentucky.
Kevin Moore, assistant professor of Bible and missions at FHU, organized the event. “The aim is to expose the entire student body to the concept of missions and seek to develop more interest and involvement in missionary work,” he said.
The speakers will conduct sessions in Ayers Auditorium throughout the day. Frank and Harp will speak in chapel on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Loyd Auditorium.