Hannibal-LaGrange University’s annual campus renewal, Spiritual Emphasis Days, will be held September 4-5, in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center at 10 am each day. Captain Jose Rondon, chaplain at Fort Leonard Wood, will be the featured speaker. These events are free and open to the public.
“We are thrilled to have Captain Rondon come to campus for our Spiritual Emphasis Days,” says HLGU President Dr. Anthony Allen. “I have known Jose for almost 30 years and am proud of the way God is using him to reach many young men and women for Christ. He also brings an international perspective and he’ll relate well with our students, faculty, and staff.”
Capt. Rondon has served at Fort Leonard Wood since early 2018. Originally from Venezuela, he came to faith in Christ in the 1990s through the witness of an International Mission Board missionary. Later, he immigrated to South Carolina, where he attended North Greenville University and then worked on master’s and doctoral degrees at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He became a United States Citizen in 2010 and later joined the military as a U.S. Army Chaplain.
Beginning March 11, 2018, Rondon and his fellow chaplains witnessed what some have called a “spiritual awakening” among soldiers and trainees on the base. Last March, Rondon reported more than 200 professions of faith. That number rose to 4,750 professions by December 2018 – according to the last report received by The Pathway.
Rondon called Southern Baptists to pray for this movement of God to continue on the Army base. “God’s wonders,” he said in a Facebook post, “will continue to be seen through the prayers of His people.”