Missions Emphasis Week a 50-year tradition at LeTournea
POSTED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:24pm
Longview, TX — 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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