Fall Missions Festival

Fall Missions Festival

September 9, 2005

About The Missions Festival
Dr Jay Moon, North American Baptist Seminary Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, will be the featured speaker at the Fall Missions Festival hosted by North American Baptist Seminary on October 25-27.

The festival will consist of three chapel services, a banquet, and displays from area mission organizations. Missionaries from Cameroon, Africa, Japan, and Mexico will also be present to share their experiences.

All Missions Festival events are free and open to the public, with reservations needed for the Tuesday evening banquet.

How to Request Banquet Tickets
A banquet will be held on Tuesday, October 25th. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres will be served and representatives from local mission organizations will be on hand. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are free with a freewill offering with a suggested donation of $10/person to help cover the cost of the meal. Although tickets are free, reservations are required. Please call Pat at 605.274.2750 or email pasche@nabs.edu to reserve tickets.

Schedule of Events
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10:00 a.m.
Missions Chapel
Speaker: Dr. W. Jay Moon, NABS
Testimony: Shan Reed, Missionary to Japan

5:30 p.m., Hors D'oeuvres
Come and See What God has Done: Social time reserved for visiting with missionaries and representatives from local and national mission organizations.

6:30 p.m., Missions Banquet in WLC Chapel
Speaker: Dr. W. Jay Moon, NABS
Testimonies: All missionaries will share their passion for missions
Reservations are required. Contact Pat at 605.274.2750 or pasche@nabs.edu.
A freewill offering with a suggested donation of $10 will be taken to cover the cost of the meal.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 10:00 a.m.
Missions Chapel
Speaker: Dr. W. Jay Moon, NABS
Testimony: Pat Lenz, Missionary to Cameroon and
Carol Potratz, NAB International Mission Department

Thursday, Oct. 27, 10:00 a.m.
Missions Chapel
Speaker: Dr. W. Jay Moon, NABS
Testimony: Marcel and Ingrid Mitchell, Appointees to Mexico

12:00 p.m.
Community Meal with Missionary Response Panel
Location: Koinonia Center

About Dr. Jay Moon and His Mission Experience
In July, Dr. Jay Moon joined the faculty at North American Baptist Seminary as Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies.

Joining our team with extensive knowledge and experience in the mission field, intercultural studies, and church planting, Jay and his wife are experienced missionaries, having served in Ghana, West Africa, through the interdenominational Serving in Mission (SIM) mission agency. Jay�s background in civil engineering allowed him to provide technical expertise in the area of water development in addition to the church planting work in which both he and Pam were engaged.

Many of us can not imagine living without electricity or a phone. But Jay Moon, Pam, and their four kids did just this for nine years. From 1992-2001, Jay Moon and his family lived among the Builsa Tribe in Ghana, West Africa. There, Moon used his vocational passion as a licensed civil engineer to grow the Kingdom of God as he and his family worked in the area of church planting and water development.

The Builsa Tribe of Ghana lives in a remote area�far from the life to which most Americans are accustomed. Not only did the Moons adjust to a very different lifestyle, they also had to learn a unique tribal language to communicate with the tribe members. The language of Buli, spoken in three tones and five noun classes, is nothing like the English language and is spoken by nearly 100,000 indigenous people.