It has been just over a week now that I have been back from the Moody Missions Conference in Spokane, WA. Perry Pust and I had a good chance to talk with many of the students about what MAF is doing around the world. Moody is about a 6 1/2 hour drive from where our headquarters is here in Nampa, ID. There continues to be a lot of interest in serving with MAF and missionary aviation in general.
The recruiting department is also gearing up for the huge mission conference called URBANA which is being held in St. Louis, MO this year. The event happens every 3 years and is hosted by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Last time we were there, there were 20,000 students and 450 mission organizations there. If you have a chance to go, it is a life changing event. Check out the website at www.urbana.org. Maybe I'll see you there. It is from Dec. 27 to January 1.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Well I'm finally catching up after being on the road for 3 weeks. I left home 18 Oct on my way to Jacksonville (FL) University's Career Day. I spent 3 days in the JAX area then headed south to Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne where I spoke to their Aviation Fraternity as well as their InterVarsity group.
If you ever want to know where one of us recruiters are you can check the Google Calendar on our home page (www.mafrecruiting.org). We try and list every event we'll be at so you can come visit us.
The last week of my trip was spent visiting the Baptist College of Florida (Graceville), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach), Hobe Sound Bible College (Hobe Sound), and 3 recruits in the Tampa Bay area. While at ERAU I had the blessing of sharing my faith with about 5 muslims, 1 agnostic and 1 mormon. I also got to talk with quite a few folks who had no idea that aviation was being used in missions. I've been studying lately in John Chapter 4 and 5 about sowing and reaping and fields white unto harvest so it was a good application of that!
My next trips are to NC later this month and then TN, KY, MS & GA in early December. If you're reading this and would like me to try and visit you, please just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I do enjoy the traveling part of my job and getting to meet so many different folks who are interested in missionary aviation.
After Christmas I'll be attending Urbana (InterVarsity's tri-annual missions conference - see www. urbana.org) from Dec 26-31. If you're interested in any type of mission work that's the place to be! Come look us up and tell me you found out about it on our blog and I'll give you a little gift!