Catching Fire for God's Glory

Missions Celebration 2013

This year our Missions Celebration focuses on igniting our passion for the Lord to bring Him the glory. Find out more about this year's featured speakers, see what missionary guests are coming into town and get an event schedule for the week below!

Featured Speaker


Barbara & Joel Trudell have worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL since 1980, with a focus on literacy programs, language and education issues, and advocacy on behalf of minority language communities.

After 10 years of service in Peru, the Trudells relocated to sub-Saharan Africa in 1993. Joel & Barbara use the decades of experience they accumulated to lead and guide SIL in new directions of service and partnership in Africa.

In her positions as Director of Research and Advocacy for SIL Africa and as Certified Senior Literacy and Education Consultant for SIL International, Barbara works with a range of institutions and service organizations; Christian missions, Christian development organizations, and secular education-oriented groups, that are interested in aligning with SIL on issues of minority language use and development in Africa. Barbara finds it gratifying to see the long-held views of Wycliffe and SIL, that all the communities of the world should have access to God’s Word and to learning opportunities in the languages they speak, are being taken on by agencies and organizations whose programmatic reach is far beyond that of SIL. Another always-encouraging aspect of the Trudells’ work is the opportunity to work with African friends and professional colleagues, who are an ongoing source of learning and enjoyment.

Visiting Missionaries

Joanna Beske

S & T

Rob & Lynette DiCrasto

Fred Farrokh

Fernando & Teresa Lay

Lynn & Rose Lindquist

Mala Malstead

Joe & Badeen Parker

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