It was early morning when I was huddled around a fire with ten boys, ages 8 to 13, preparing to work in the community market in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Each Saturday these boys would show up at 5 a.m. to get their “choice” wheelbarrow preparing to carry client’s groceries around the market and then either back to their cars or homes like caddies. For a number of weeks I joined them, hoping to learn about the lives of young workers and to observe how Bolivian Christians reach out to this group of children. In some cases, these children live on the street. Others live at home and help out by providing some of the family income. Compared to some working conditions around the world, these boys are fortunate. Read the rest of this entry »
We have eight children and I love birth, so when God nudged me to start a birth center in Oaxaca, Mexico, it seemed like the logical next step in our long-term family ministry here. We could use compassionate maternity care to reach women with the love of God! Read the rest of this entry »
Cameron (B.S. '06) and Deidre Potter (B.A. '05)
Alumni Cameron and Deidre met at Multnomah in the fall 2003 while working on Multnomah Community Outreach team together. After spending most of their Spring Breaks on missions trips to Compton, California, they developed a passion for educating inner city youth. In February of 2007, a year after they got married, Cameron and Deidre responded to the call that God had placed on their hearts and left Portland, moving by faith to Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »
"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling." – Psalm 68:5
In 2010 24.7 million American children lived in a biologically father-absent home. That equates to 33 percent of America’s kids living without a biological father in their household. Over twenty million lived with no father (biological, adoptive, or step). Father-Shift seeks to bring awareness to this epidemic and equip communities to bring healing and change to the fatherless landscape in our City. Some of our students and alumni are involved with this event and we at Multnomah thought it important enough to partner with the local churches to sponsor it the conference.
Categories: General, Media, Missions, Students
Special Screening To Raise Awareness
Multnomah University will be hosting a screening of the latest documentary from Invisible Children, a non-profit organization that seeks to stop atrocities committed by Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Central Africa.
Categories: Alumni, Dr. Lockwood, Faculty, General, Media, Missions, Pray For MU, Seminary, Students
Put A Lion On It!
Want to be an "extra" on the TV show Portlandia? Well, here's your chance to appear in a special filming on Multnomah's campus! You won't get paid, but you'll probably have a great day and laugh a lot...and there's the whole cool TV show thing...And yeah, we know it's weird to do this at a conservative Christian college. (Is that irony? Discuss.)
Categories: Alumni, General, Missions
Message from the Alumni Director
“…I am convinced now more than ever before—there is no better way to be investing my life.” Dr. Pamela Reeve
I recently returned from international travel, and have seen God at work through the lives of our alumni. Read the rest of this entry »
Former Professor and Director of the Missions Department, Dr. Norm Cook, was born and raised in northern Indiana. His journey as a believer began as a 16 year old high school senior, soon after he met his future wife, Muriel, and many of her missionary family and friends. Later while studying at Taylor University, he experienced an encounter with God that lead to a commitment to ministry and missionary work. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Alumni, General, Missions
Message From the Alumni Director
"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:3-6 Read the rest of this entry »