Women hear from missionaries, seminary president

Published Dec 01, 2011

FREMONT – San Francisco Giants chaplain and seminary president Jeff Iorg encouraged the California Women’s Meeting to “Live Sent!” during their annual gathering, held at Home of Christ Church in Fremont Oct. 25.

Iorg was keynote speaker for the Woman’s Missionary Union-sponsored event prior to the California Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

While flashing the World Series ring the team presented to Iorg after their win last year, the president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley encouraged the women to “go where the lost people are.” He cited some examples from his new book, “Live Like a Missionary,” and told the women that when they get where the people are, “enjoy yourself” and get involved in their lives.

Iorg also noted Christians are to “stay on message with the gospel,” emphasizing that mission service shouldn’t be Christians just casually “going,” but rather “like deployment,” being fully prepared to share Christ.

Another important aspect of serving on mission is to “overcome religious barriers,” Iorg noted.

An International Mission Board missionary serving in South Asia who cannot be named for security reasons, also addressed the group.

Breakout session options included “Project Help: Human Exploitation – Release and Restore.” Project Help is a national WMU emphasis.

The day before the meeting several women took FasTrak leadership classes at New Life Church in Fremont. The training included English, Spanish and Korean tracks.

New officers for California WMU are Janine Joseph, Del Cerro Baptist Church in San Diego, president; Phyllis Stroud, St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in La Puente, vice president; and Anne Mero, First Baptist Church in McCloud, secretary.