Heartland MissionsFest '99

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To: Mission-minded People Interested in Long-term, Short-term, or Sending
From: Dave Leggett and John McVay, Chairman and Exec. Director of the Heartland MissionsFest
Date: April 1998

Mark your calendars now and plan to be in Tulsa for Heartland MissionsFest '99 on February 25-27, 1999.

We are pleased to announce that this will be an official event of the AD2000 & Beyond Movement with the theme "Joshua Project 2000: the progress and possibilities." Confirmed keynote speakers include Luis Bush, Int'l Director of the AD2000 & Beyond Movement, and Terry Law, founder of Living Sound International. Through over 50 workshops missions-minded North Americans will be introduced to many of the AD2000 tracks. At the MissionsFest Luis will present for the first time the results of a massive survey of 3,000 mission agencies in 145 countries from the current phase 3 of the Joshua Project. Also, he will premier a new AD2000 handbook and CD-ROM (both currently under development) that help churches and individuals partner with others to reach an unreached people.

The most recent MissionsFest in February 1997 drew over 2,000 participants from 16 schools, 23 states, 100 churches, and 101 missions agencies. While coordinated by a volunteer network of Tulsa-area churches and ministries, nationwide co-sponsors included ACMC, AIMS, Caleb Project, and the U.S. Center for World Mission. In answer to much prayer, the Lord of the Harvest gathered Baptists, Charismatics, Lutherans, Methodist, Pentecostals and Presbyterians. Here are some of their comments:

"This weekend provided resources and ideas to help make missions come alive in our church. Im more aware of agencies, opportunities, and what Christ is doing in our world."

"We are already applying in our church and cell groups some of what we gleaned from the excellent speakers and many exhibitors."

"I was 'blown away' by so many missions agencies exhibits. Many I had heard of previously, but really was not aware of their individual specific focus. It really helped to see them all in one place and get the 'big picture.'"

"We made many good contacts and passed out tons of material."

This project is a huge undertaking for our completely volunteer staff, as we anticipate a significantly larger number of exhibitors and attendees. We have a great sense of expectancy -- we know that this is God's direction!

For more information you may contact us via the MissionsFest office at:

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