GO Week brings speakers, musicians

GO Week CalendarUnion University’s annual GO Week is Sept. 15-19 and will feature speakers Afshin Ziafat and D.A. Horton, as well as gospel group Shane and Shane.

The week kicks off Monday at 7 p.m. in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel. This event will feature music by Shane and Shane and a message by Ziafat.

Ziafat is the head pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, and the founder of Afshin Ziafat Ministries. He was disowned by his family after coming to faith in Jesus and regularly travels to the Middle East to train Iranian pastors.

Shane and Shane have been working with other musicians, songwriters and worship leaders as well as making worship music for over 15 years.

Tuesday night will feature students who spent their summers living in New York City and Central Asia. These students will share stories on the Bowld Patio at 7 p.m. about their ministry this summer, as well as what they learned and what God accomplished in their mission.

Horton, the National Coordinator for Urban Student Missions at the North American Mission Board, will speak in chapel Wednesday. Horton has been using rap music as a way to interact with members of urban communities all over the country for the past 16 years.

Wednesday afternoon in the University Ministries office there will be a reception for missionaries in residence where students can drop by and meet missionary families who are serving at Union this year.

Thursday night, students will have an opportunity to share a meal with Horton. Students can sign up for this opportunity in the Office of University Ministries. Later that night, students will be able to interact with Horton and hear more about his life and ministry in Bowld 221 at 7 p.m.

To close GO Week, Horton will be speaking in chapel again on Friday morning about identity and calling.

Early bird applications for trips are due Sept. 22, and the final GO trip application will be due Sept. 26.

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