Building bridges, bringing diverse people together to become the body of Christ is my vocation.
I am a bridge builder who reaches across theological, geographical, and cultural divides to relate to people and pastors in many different kinds of situations, always bringing people closer to each other and closer to God. I am someone who listens deeply and responds out of a recognition of God’s giftedness in each and every person before me. I am someone who cares widely and looks for ways to be attentive to God’s ever-abundant grace in our midst.
Central Delegation to Attend Myanmar Baptist Convention “Baptist Mission Bicentenary Celebration"
On November 30, a group of ten people will travel to Myanmar to attend the Myanmar Baptist Convention celebration of the Judson mission legacy. The group will be led by President Molly T. Marshall. Others in the group include Central student Angela Jackson, who will be sharing the Judson story with the group; Vice President John Gravley, who is handling the logistics; Francisco Litardo, who is capturing media from the experience; and six friends of Central who simply want to be part of this historic celebration.
The group will travel south to Mawlemyine (Moulmein) and Amherst for the first few days of the trip to see the historic Judson sites in this area. Next they will travel back to Yangon for the Myanmar Baptist Convention celebrations (to be held December 4-8). Highlights of the celebrations will be the Blessing and Ribbon cutting ceremony, the worship service on the first night featuring ABC General Secretary Roy Medley, the tributes to the Judsons and other missionaries, and the Consecration and Communion Worship Service.
Central is honored to be in partnership with the Myanmar Institute of Theology and to share in the ongoing legacy of the Judsons’ mission service. With over 30 Central Doctor of Ministry students spread throughout the country, the seminary has a unique connection to Myanmar and the ongoing witness of the Gospel there.
Opportunities to participate in these kinds of events, even more importantly, also impact and enhance Central’s awareness of God’s activity throughout the world. Watch the website for blog posts and other updates from the travelers in the coming days. May this wonderful mission legacy continue to bear fruit in Myanmar and all over the world.