Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary will hold its sixty-fifth annual Missions Conference during the week of February 13-18. With the theme, Let the Nations Be Heard, the conference will feature nearly 40 different workshops conducted by missionaries, pastors, and field specialists. It will also feature keynote speakers Nard Pugyao, Aileen Coleman, and Jose Abias. Approximately 75 missionaries, representing 35 agencies will be available to discuss missions opportunities.
Nard Pugyao is a first generation Christian from the Isnag language group in the Philippines, a missionary pilot and mechanic with Wycliffe Bible Translators, and the 1996 Moody Bible Institute Alumnus of the Year. At the conference, in addition to leading plenary sessions, Pugyao will be leading a workshop entitled Balance: Humanitarian Needs and Sharing the Gospel.
Another plenary speaker, Aileen Coleman, who is originally from Australia, currently serves as a missionary in the Arab world where she works at the Annoor Sanatorium for Chest Diseases, a "preaching hospital" which she helped found in 1965. She will also be the speaker for the Women's Enrichment Hour on Wednesday.
Jose Abias has served as the president of The Evangelical Alliance of Angola (AEA) from 1998-2004. In August 2004, Abias was elected general secretary of AEA and will serve in Luanda, the capital of Angola. Apart speaking at the conference, Abias will also be leading workshops on reconciliation and the African church.
For more information on Multnomah's 2005 Missions Conference, Let the Nations Be Heard, contact Laurie Cardoza at 503.251.6426 or visit Multnomah's Missions Conference Web site.