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Faith Lutheran opens doors for missions conference

Friday, September 28, 2012

True Emotion, a musical group out of Orange City, will perform at the conclusion of "A Light for All Peoples!" at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.
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Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer will host "A Light for All Peoples!" beginning Friday night and continuing through Saturday.

The conference, focusing on local and global mission work, is being presented by pastors and churches associated with the Lutheran Congregations in Missions for Christ and the North American Lutheran Church.

"It's a great honor for Faith Lutheran to host this event in cooperation with all of the other pastors and Lutheran churches for this mission conference," Lee Laaveg, pastor at Faith Lutheran, said. "We hope people of all churches would feel welcome to come and take part."

The event's keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba, missions director for the North American Lutheran Church. A native of Ethiopia, he has ties to the growing churches in Africa.

Breakout sessions will include the Spencer Dream Center, Cherish House, Ingham/Okoboji, Discovery House, Madagascar Ministry, Haiti, World Mission Prayer League, Christians Meeting Muslims, and others.

NALC and LCMC updates will be provided as well.

Registration begins Friday with a 6 p.m. forum kicking off the conference, which featuring Rev. Buba along with Rev. Ken Kimball and Rev. Mark Vander Tuig.

Saturday will begin with coffee and registration at 8:30 a.m. with a full day of praise, workshops, break-out sessions and featured speakers. Dr. Buba will deliver his keynote address at 1:30 p.m. with an emphasis on local missions called, "Own Backyard."

A concert, featuring Orange City-based "True Emotion," will conclude the conference at 7 p.m. A free-will donation will be collected.

Sunday services at Faith Lutheran will include Pastor Jonathan Swenson and his drama presentation, "Witness," and Rev. Vander Tuig, with LCMC, providing the message.

For information about overnight housing or anything else associated with the conference, call 580-4316.

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