Our 2019 Annual Missions Conference will be held February 22-24th!
Friday -- 6pm Missions Banquet for families
After dinner: Keynote Speaker Tony Weedor and a Children's Missions Program
Saturday -- 8am Men's Breakfast
Sunday -- Missionaries will be in Sunday Classes
12:15 - Women's Lunch
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Speaker Tony Weedor from Advancing Native Missions
Tony was born in Liberia, a small West African country founded for freed slaves from America. He became a Christian out of Islam through a missionary with SIM (Serving in Mission). He later attended African Bible College, graduating with a major in Biblical Studies and a minor in Radio Broadcasting. Tony worked with SIM–Liberia in church planting and as an evangelist to Muslims. In 1988 he became SIM’s Director of Muslim Ministries for West Africa.
Tony's wife Beth was born into a Muslim family in Liberia, but became a Christian through the influence of an American missionary. When the Liberian civil war broke out in 1989, Beth and Tony and their infant daughter, Abigail, were caught in the bloody conflict. They experienced pain and suffering as they walked for one year to Côte d’Ivoire, where they lived as refugees for three and a half years.
Tony and Beth came to the United States in 1993. Both studied at Denver Seminary, where Tony earned a Master of Divinity degree. After graduation, the Weedors moved to Ethiopia for four and a half years as missionaries with SIM; Tony also taught at Evangelical Theological College. In 2005 the Weedors returned to Colorado, where Tony joined Denver Seminary philosophy faculty and continued to work with SIM as a research director on Islam. In 2009 Tony joined Advancing Native Missions, where he now serves as Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tony and Beth have four grown children. Because of their dedication and remarkable work in missions, they received the Conway/Maxwell Memorial Missions Award from Denver Seminary.
BETH’S FIRST ARTICLE, “THE CHANGING FACE OF SIM,” was published in SIM’s Intercom in 2002. She later published Out of the Ashes: My Journey from Tragedy to Redemption. Beth is now an effective advocate for women who have been victims of sexual harassment and abuse, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and female genital mutilation (FGM). Beth is also the Founder and Executive Director of Petals of Hope International, a ministry for Christ to impoverished girls, families, and communities in Liberia. She is creating opportunities for holistic education and establishing safe houses for victims of gender-based violence and trafficking. Beth has now dedicated her life to speaking for those who are voiceless.
You'll get a chance to get acquainted with some of our missionaries and their ministries! The following will be attending this year:
Ryan and Glenda Bowles – TEAM – Jordan
Steve and Carol Lehman – Mission Aviation Fellowship – Idaho
John and Kathy Clow – Mission to the World – Honduras
Jim and Barbara McNamee – Young Life – Western Europe
Christos and Elina Koufos – Athens Greece Partnership
Philip and Joy Kirkland – Mission to the World – Athens, Greece
Andrew Attia – Pioneers – Jordan/London
Click here for complete list of our missionary partners.