Porter to Speak on Middle East, Gospel

thumb_c55297509d5c426Grant Porter, Near East Initiatives Lead Facilitator, will speak about the Middle East in relation to the history of the gospel in the region on Monday, September 22, 2014, at 7 p.m., in Jones Auditorium.

Porter and his wife, Laura, have lived in the Middle East since 1982. They have been involved with several ministries, including emergency relief in Lebanon and Iraq, programs to help nomadic people generate income in their community, rebuilding programs for homeless war victims and long-term development. Porter held the position of Near East Regional Director for an international charity and managed its office in Beirut for 18 years. He also was actively involved in international and local “grassroot” non-government organizations.

Currently Porter is involved with two Lebanese charities, one of which is the Near East Initiatives, a resourcing non-profit group focusing on youth and the underprivileged. He and his wife have three children. Two of them, Sam and Katie, graduated from College of the Ozarks and one, Bethany, is currently a student.

This convocation is free and open to the public. Students receive priority seating; remaining seats are available to the public. For more information, please contact the Public Relations office at (417) 690-2212 or e-mail pr@cofo.edu.

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