ACU to offer new Muslim evangelism class during summer workshop


For immediate release
Nov. 2, 2001

This summer, Abilene Christian University missions students will have the opportunity to learn more about people of the Muslim faith as related to Christian missions and evangelism.

The recent highlighting of Islam sparked this new offering set for May 13-24 during the 2002 Summer Seminar in Missions.

"World events have thrust us all into an awareness of Islam, even if we do not understand it," said Dr. Sonny Guild, director of the Institute for Missions and Evangelism. "The world of Islam presents a challenge to Christians. Many Muslim nations will not even allow missionaries to enter."

Undergraduates of any major can earn three hours of credit by attending this class for two weeks and completing additional reading and assignments. Dan McVey, a missionary with many years of experience working in the Muslim areas of northern Ghana, will be the instructor.

McVey is currently working on his master's degree in Muslim Studies from Columbia International University in its Institute of Muslim Studies.

"He and his family will bless students with their experience of working in an Islamic context," Guild said. "Our world will be blessed and God will be glorified when we learn how to share Jesus in the world of Islam."

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