Campus welcomes Heuertz during IYW

Mon, 2006-01-23 10:02 -- univcomm
January 23, 2006

Chris Heuertz will the featured campus guest speaker for Impact Your World Week, Jan. 23-27, at Anderson University. The AU Campus Ministries office sponsors Impact Your World Week to offer students and the community an opportunity for worship and study with an off-campus speaker.

Chris Heuertz is Executive Director of the missions organization Word Made Flesh which is based in Omaha, Nebraska. After a life changing experience working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, Chris determined that his lifework would be on behalf of the poorest of the poor as a servant of Jesus. The ministry has established children’s homes in India and has mobilized missions personnel to the most dire parts of the world.

Word Made Flesh was created in 1991, as a non-profit organization. This program serves the poorest of the poor around the world. Word Made Flesh operates a concurrent ministry among destitute women. Word Made Flesh currently serves Bolivia, Brazil, India, Nepal, Peru, Romania and Thailand.

Chris Heuertz graduated from Asbury College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Missiology and Theology and a minor in Ancient Biblical Languages. His undergraduate work also included a semester at the Institute of the Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem where he studied Hebrew, Archeology, Islamic thought and practice and Jewish thought and practice.

He will be speaking during chapel at 10 a.m. on Jan. 24, and 26 in Reardon Auditorium. There will be evening services at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 24, 25 and 26 at Byrum Hall. The public is invited to attend these free events.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, education, theology and nursing.