Crucified and risen, Jesus Christ has become the long-promised King:
Jesus said to his disciples, “Was it not necessary that the Messiah
should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?”
I’ve asked Lara Holt, our Global Outreach Coordinator, to update us on strategic gospel-outreach matters:
Continuing a 60-year tradition of missions at Stone Hill, we are expanding our global outreach yet again. We are broadening our work in the Middle East through a new team, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) Team. We chose the MENA region because it falls in the 10/40 Window*. According to the Lausanne Movement, this “window” has the most unreached people groups in the world. Roughly two-thirds of the world’s population live here, often in great poverty, with little to no access to Christian resources.
Within MENA, Turkey will be a main focus. We are working with partners in-country to deepen and strengthen the advance of God’s kingdom work there. We will eventually be sending teams for short-term work. Trips may include running a VBS program, teaching, visiting people in their homes, or lending much-needed helping hands to various projects. In addition, we will identify opportunities to reach Muslims in Princeton and the Northeast. If you have any ideas, please contact Mary McCormack, who leads this new team.
Speaking of MENA, let me introduce you to our GO Conference keynote speaker, Uchenna Anyanwu. Uchenna served in different cross-cultural contexts in West and North Africa for 15 years. He is currently a PhD student at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies (SIS), and his research interest is on contextual theology for transformational peacebuilding within contexts of Islamist-driven violence. Come hear him speak at the Global Outreach Conference next weekend.
What else does the GO Conference offer? You can:
- Meet some of our global partners and learn about their ministries;
- Experience a virtual tour of the African-American history in Princeton;
- Find out how Transformation Church is doing;
- Learn about the refugee/diaspora crisis around the world.
The conference opens at 7pm on Friday, April 28. Join us again on Saturday at 2pm. The full conference itinerary is available in the Missions area in the Atrium. Please register online at: www.stonehillprinceton.org/events
*The 10/40 Window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia approximately between 10° and 40° north latitude.