Missions Emphasis Week a 50-year tradition at LeTournea

Missions Emphasis Week a 50-year tradition at LeTournea
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:24am

Flags from nations around the world were displayed Monday on a LeTourneau University stage, representing the university’s international flavor and global opportunities for Christian evangelism.

The event marked the 50th anniversary of Missions Emphasis Week at LeTourneau, a series of events designed to focus student attention on global mission work.

Rachelle Warfel, a junior nursing student, said the mission field has been a big part of her life. Warfel was born in Burkina Faso, a country in West Africa where she spent the first 10 years of her life.

“I grew up in a small village of maybe 700 people,” she said. “They are an animistic culture and believe in worshipping spirits. But when we went into that people group, there was already a Christian church there. My parents went in to do bible translation.”

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