[Spangle, Wash.] NOVEMBER 15, 2009
Nearly a thousand people attended Go Mission Fest at Upper Columbia Academy November 13-15, 2009. The three-day event was designed to inspire Christians to accept the commission of Jesus, to take the gospel to all the world.
All of the worship services, seminars and even the children's meetings at Go Mission Fest focused on some aspect of being a missionary, weather it is mission work in a foreign country or mission work locally.
Speakers for the event included former missionaries , missionary trainers, and church planters from around the world including; Jon Dybdal, Gary Krause, Russel Burrill, and others.
The keynote speaker for the Friday night service was John Kent, training director for Adventist Frontier Missions. John and his wife Belinda spent eight years as missionaries in a remote village in Papua New Guinea. His stories of life in the jungles of this developing country taught how God is leads people in unique ways in effort to spread the gospel.
"I have no idea what God saw in us," said Kent, "but the truth is God looks into every heart and sees something he wants to use for His glory in a world that desperately needs to know Him."