7:00 PM on Friday, October 7 - 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 8
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM OUR PERSECUTED BROTHERS AND SISTERS? WHAT CAN WE DO TO REACH THE NATIONS AMONG US? Nik and Ruth Ripken served for over 32 years obeying Christ’s command to share Jesus across the globe. THey have journeyed globally among people whom, when they gave their lives to Jesus, faced increasing persecution for their faith. These persecuted believers modeled for the Ripkens how to trust Jesus completely. Many of these lessons have been lost or forgotten by the church in the West. This was the subject of their bestselling book and film, THE INSANITY OF GOD.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that more than 60 million residents over the age of five years old, or about 20% of the U.S. population, speak a language other than English at home. God has brought families "from every nation, tribe, people and language" to our communities.
Erskin Anavitarte is a Texas-born Singer-Songwriter. His band will lead in worship along with guest musicians from across the globe. Dr. Stu Cocanougher, author of the forthcoming book, Reaching the World Across the Street, is bringing together a variety of presenters and musicians in order to learn about ministry to internationals from first-hand perspectives.