A missionary who brought the Gospel to a head hunting tribe in Papua New Guinea is one of the main speakers at the free, two-day Missions Fest Pretoria at Hatfield Christian Church North from September 6 to September 7.
With 40 missions exhibitors, 32 seminars on Christian missions, and special programmes for various age and interest groups, Mfest Pretoria will revive interest in world missions among all ages, says Pat Golbeck, a member of the team behind the citywide missions conference.
Twenty four churches in Tshwane and various mission agencies are co-sponsoring the event which is in its 6th year.
Special programmes include a Bible College and Careers Forum, a Church Leaders’ Forum on missions and programmes for youth and for children. All of the events are free and except for the Church Leaders’ Forum (which includes lunch), no registration is required.
The main speakers are Don Richardson, former missionary to the Sawi tribe of Papua New Guinea, and passionate, international missionary evangelist Marie Miller.
Richardson will share about God’s redeeming power that began to work against daunting odds when he and his wife, Carol, and their seven-month-old baby started to live in the jungle with the Sawi who were known to be cannibalistic headhunters.
The full programme is available from the Missions Fest office at 012 321 9964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Exhibition space is still available and can be secured by contacting the office.
A 2-minute video clip that churches can use to raise interest in Don Richardson’s ministry, can be downloaded by visiting www.bluefishtv.com, then clicking on “Videos” and then searching for “Jesus: The Ultimate Gift”
A 16-minute video documentary about Don and his sons’ visit to the Sawi for the 50th-anniversary celebration of ‘Peace Child’ can be viewed below: