Story number 3 for 21 Feb 2000

By February 21, 2000

Mission organizations are appealing to retirees to help fulfill the Great Commission. Evangelism Explosion’s Tom Stebbins is inviting retired adults to be a part of the Finishers Forum taking place in Dallas Texas April 6th through the 8th. Stebbins says recruiting older adults is key to evangelism. “At that time of life, age is revered so much in different cultures. And so, their age is an advantage. People listen to them, they want to hear what they’re saying, they’re excited about meeting someone from another culture, so it’s really an asset to be older in many of these cultures.” According to Stebbins this forum will help relieve anxieties and allow them to speak with more than 50 mission agencies. Stebbins says for E-E alone the need for workers is great. “Here in North America we need actually one in every state able to give time to promote evangelism, to organize seminars, visit churches. Overseas we’re looking for at least 7 to 10 full time people.”

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