HSU Hosts Global Awareness Conference
Hardin-Simmons University’s Baptist Student Ministries is hosting a conference on global awareness on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007.
Global issues expert, Dr. Bill O’Brien, will speak in Behrens auditorium for the chapel program at 9:30 a.m., and will also provide a program during a faculty and staff luncheon at noon in the Johnson Building multipurpose room.
Bill, together with his wife and missions partner Dellanna, served in Indonesia for 12 years, telling the story in word, song, and by personal example. Gifted musicians and accomplished linguists, they connected with millionaires and governors, as well as the poorest vendors and pedicab drivers.
Upon their return, William became an administrator for the Foreign Mission Board; eventually taking the role of Director of the Global Desk. In 1990, William became the founding director of The Global Center at Samford University, a high tech think-tank and resource center that attracts missions strategists from around the world.
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There is no charge to faculty and staff for the luncheon, but reservations are required. RSVP to Rachel Snyder, BSM office manager, at ext. 1255 by Thursday, February 1.
A banquet will also be held February 6, at 6 p.m., in the Johnson Building multipurpose room with Dr. O’Brien and previous HSU student missionaries providing the program. All proceeds will go to fund BSM summer missions.
The banquet is open to the public. Admission is $25, and tickets may be obtained from the Baptist Student Ministries Office in Connally Missions Center.
Following the banquet at 7:30 p.m. in Logsdon Chapel, HSU will host a viewing of the Invisible Children movie, and a discussion session afterward with a group from Invisible Children, Inc.