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26-27
Jan


Southeast Asia Mission Symposium to Gather in Bedford, Texas, Jan. 26-27

Anglican Church Dioceses and Church Partners Called on to Learn about “Urgent Ministry Need”

There are millions of people living in seven countries in SE Asia who have never heard of Jesus. Is your church or diocese ready to join an amazing mission movement within the Anglican Church? There is an urgent need for Anglican Church in North America diocesan and church partnerships to assist the Province of Southeast Asia by attending the symposium on January 26-27 at St. Vincent’s Cathedral, Bedford, Texas.

Participants will be able to find out how your church or diocese can be involved in the very frontier of mission in the 21st Century, hear from others who are already engaged, and leave inspired with concrete action steps to engage in the mission opportunity. The symposium is being sponsored by the Anglican Global Mission Partners (AGMP), a mission branch of the Anglican Church in North America.

“I highly recommend this symposium for parishes and people throughout the Anglican Church in North America to find out how they can be a part of the urgent ministry need in the Province of South East Asia,” said The Venerable Canon Dr. Jack Lumanog, Canon for Provincial and Global Mission of the Anglican Church in North America.

A delegation from the Province of Southeast Asia will be present to inspire, inform and personally answer your questions. Friday, January 26 will be devoted to practical workshops on such topics as:

  • The effective short-term team
  • How a short-term team can use English conversation corners for evangelism
  • How a short-term team can use business skills in evangelism
  • How short-term teams can foster interdependency rather than dependency

There also will be workshops on AGMP’s work in the United States with Anglicans from Myanmar living in the U.S. It will be a time for those who are a part of ethnic immigrant populations coming into their parishes to exchange ideas about how most effectively to work with each other. In addition to several compelling speeches, a testimony will be delivered by The Rev. Tit Hieng of Cambodia, titled, “God’s Rescue from the Killing Fields” which will emphasize the need for followers of Jesus in SE Asia.

The Rev. Tit Hieng is a survivor of Cambodia’s Killing Fields atrocities. He survived and came to faith in the process and is now the first indigenous (Khmer) Anglican priest in Cambodia’s history. Canon Lumanog concluded his call for Anglican Church members to attend this event, saying, “If you are sensing the Lord’s call on your life for missions, pray about participating in this symposium. The Province of South East Asia continues to be a great blessing to the Anglican Church in North America – pray about how God might be calling you and your church to be a blessing to these dear people.”

To register now or for more information, go to http://www.agmp-na.org/ and click on “SE Asia Symposium Information” in the lower right hand corner. Please register with the online form by January 12, 2012. The $100 fee includes costs for meals and registration, and can be paid upon arrival at St. Vincent’s. Checks should be made to AGMP.

Hotel information for Hampton Inn & Suites (price includes breakfast) can be found here.