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Press Release

HLGU Holds Annual Carroll Missions Week


Wednesday, February 19, 2014
by Rebecca Sneed

John Edie of Alongside Ministries in Springfield, MO will be the speaker for the eleventh annual Carroll Missions Week at Hannibal-LaGrange University, March 19-20.

The schedule for HLGU's 2014 Carroll Missions Week includes 10 am services on Wednesday and Thursday (March 19-20) in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center. Guests representing several mission organizations will also be on campus for missions fairs during this special week. The public is invited to all services.

Each year, HLGU celebrates their global vision through a week of emphasizing missions on campus. Missionaries from all over the world travel to the HLGU campus to interact with students. HLGU students have had the opportunity to not only listen to missionaries from Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, and South America, speak but to also sit down one-on-one and discuss their experiences and potential opportunities to serve.

John M. Edie is a native of Missouri and the President of Alongside Education Ministries headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. In the past twelve years he has been privileged to assist pastors and church leaders in nine countries. To date almost 4,000 people have been involved in the training. The training materials have been translated into five languages and are given free of charge to those who attend. In addition, the materials are being used by several other organizations in their leadership training activities.

John is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written articles for numerous periodicals and has contributed to two books. Currently, he serves as the first vice president of the International Mission Board Trustees, a trustee for Rockbridge Seminary, and a trustee for Hannibal-LaGrange University.

John travels extensively and retired in 2012 from the Second Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri where he served for more than 23 years as executive pastor. He and his wife, Shirley, have been married for 47 years and have served churches in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. They have two grown children and ten grandchildren, two of whom have been adopted from Nicaragua.

The up-an-coming band, No Other Name, will be leading worship for chapel services on March 19 and 20 at 10 am. Additionally, they will be performing in concert on Wednesday, March 19, at 7 pm in the Roland Fine Arts Center, cohosted by WGCA.

Rarely does an new artist impress industry and fans so readily as to be recognized with a New Artist of the Year nomination before releasing a single project. Such is the legacy of Nashville-based vocal group No Other Name. The 2011 and 2013 Dove Award nominated act is impacting audiences not only with its music but also its heart for sharing the gospel.

The group is comprised of three members, Sam and Laura Allan, a brother and sister duo along with their friend Chad Smith. With their energy to share the gospel, No Other Name has a way of connecting with their fans not only through their music but also their faith.

The concert is open to the community. Tickets are $5 at the door. HLGU students get in free with a student ID.

The schedule for HLGU's 2013 Carroll Missions Week includes 10 am services on Wednesday and Friday (March 19-20) in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center. Guests representing several mission organizations will also be on campus for missions fairs during this special week dedicated to missions. The public is invited to all services.

Carroll Missions Week is a result of the vision and generous resources of Rheyma and the late Kenneth Carroll of Monroe City, MO. Before his death in 2008, Mr. Carroll said he wanted to do something that would make a difference in eternity. Through the establishment of the Carroll Missions Week and the building of the Carroll Missions Center, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll are touching eternity through the lives of thousands of HLGU students. Mrs. Carroll continues this vision by supporting student missionaries who go out from HLGU and impact the world for Christ.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations
573-629-3116