Garnett Church of Christ is hosting November 3 – 4 a gathering called “United 4 Uganda.” The purpose of the gathering is to put supporters of Ugandan missions together in one room to discuss how we can do a better job of supporting missionaries and projects in Uganda.
Those attending have interests ranging from AIDS treatment and education, business as mission, short-term missions, team missions, church planting, eye clinics, video production, supporters of missionaries, and missionaries on furlough from Uganda.
We’ll kick off at 7 pm Friday with an African dinner prepared by Chef Roy Victory. Shawn Tyler will be the dinner speaker and during tea time we’ll hear from Clint Davis and Ben Langford on “the mission of business” and the “business of mission” respectively. Sam Shewmaker will then lead us in a time of focused prayer for all the ministries represented at our meeting.
Saturday morning we’ll hear from Anna Griffin and Shannon Russell, who are concerned for and doing much for the education and treatment of AIDS in Africa. The Garnett missions team and the Kibo Group would very much like to partner with Shannon Russell to see her go to East Africa and do AIDS relief work after she completes her nursing degree at Duke University.
I’ll be speaking about short-term missions and we’ll have a time for table talk where people can go to various tables to talk about certain missions they are interested in. Mike Schrage will wrap up our day with an inspiration word and will bring information about the excellent video work that Good News Productions is doing in Uganda, East Africa and worldwide.
If you can come, you are invited. The cost is $20 and covers the African meal and seminar. For more information, email me or call. This is a unique event where we who are doing similar work in a common place can put our heads and hearts together, get on the same page with the important things, partner and synergize missions. This is the wave of now and the future, to have micro-events that cover a particular place so that people who are interested can get on board and share resources and help inspire and train each other and learn from each other as we reach out and love our neighbors worldwide.