ETBU Holding International Mission Fair on February 13
MARSHALL, Texas (2/11/13)- The International Education Department along with the Great Commission Center at East Texas Baptist University will hold an International Mission Fair on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The fair will be held in the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center and all area children and youth church groups are invited to attend.
Exhibits created by ETBU international students will allow visitors to experience cultures from around the world. Also, students of ETBU, who have experienced travel on mission trips, will share about their experiences serving in areas around the world as well as locally like Mission Marshall.
The International Mission Fair is free to attend and for further information call, 903-923-2114 or 903-923-2175.
MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER: ETBU hosts mission fair for area children
By Cait Shields
MARSHALL NEWS MESSENGER (2/9/13) - East Texas Baptist University will hold an International Mission Fair on Wednesday to share with the community the foreign experiences of their students and teachers.
"We’re bringing people who have quite a bit of experience in mission,” said Alan Huesing, Director of the International Education Department that is hosting the event in conjunction with the Great Commission Center. "One goal of what we do is to share with our community. We have some exchange students here. We have teachers from our partner schools in other countries who are here to teach their native languages. Some are missionaries’ kids who grew up in another county who may feel like that’s their second or even first home.”
"We also have students who may have studied abroad,” Melody Maxwell, Director of the Great Commission Center, said. "Eighteen countries are represented.”
Interactive exhibits about foreign nations and the mission work done there will be on display at the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center on Feb. 13 from 6-8 p.m.
"This is a way to reach people as young as children, to share about mission work,” Ms. Maxwell said. "It’s also an opportunity for our students to share what they’ve seen in the world. They are always excited to share and are available to speak to churches in the community.”
Apart from information, native food and dances will be shared at the event geared for area students in first grade through sixth grade and will fit right into most churches’ Wednesday night youth time.
"We won’t bar the odd junior high student, but it’s really for the younger students,” Huesing said. "It’s a come and go type of thing. It will be interactive. We’ve got groups coming from Hallsville, Jefferson and Longview as well as Marshall. It will really help if (interested churches) contact us before they come. We’ve already had some churches sign up.”
"Even families that want to come with their kids, we’d love to have them,” Ms Maxwell said. "But the children must be supervised.”
For information call the International Education Office at (903) 923-2114 or the Great Commission Center at (903) 923-2175.
(Used by permission www.marshallnewsmessenger.com)