Monday, November 5, 2012, 9:30 a.m., Felix Event Center
CEO of NightLight
Annie Dieselberg, CEO and visionary founder of NightLight, was sent by International Ministries to Bangkok in 1994 along with her husband and four children to address the issues of the urban poor. As a TCK (Third Culture Kid), Annie lived in Congo, Belgium, Thailand, and India, developing a passion for the exploited and against injustice. Working with women in prostitution since 2000, Annie began NightLight in 2005 to provide prevention, intervention, and holistic restoration to women at risk or escaping sexual exploitation. Annie has a passion to see women and children freed from the sexual exploitation of prostitution and trafficking, to see their lives transformed holistically, and to see the global church and community working together to free, heal, and restore all who have been broken and wounded through the sex trade.
To learn more about NightLight, visit www.nightlightinternational.com/.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 9:30 a.m., UTCC
Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay was formed in 1993 while in college. Since then, Jars of Clay has produced 11 albums, sold more than 5 million copies, and won 3 Grammy Awards, 9 GMA Dove Awards, and 5 BMI Awards. Their critically acclaimed Jars of Clay Presents The Shelter tour combines JOC pedigree with the collaborative power of other Christian artists including Mac Powell, Amy Grant, Brandon Heath, and David Crowder. When not in the studio or on stage, Jars of Clay has been hard at work bringing hope to the people of Africa. Blood:Water Mission, a Nashville-based nonprofit organization co-founded by Jars of Clay, empowers communities to work against the HIV/AIDS and water crises in Africa through grassroots efforts. To date, Blood:Water has enabled over 600,000 people in 1,000 communities to have access to safe water, hygiene, and sanitation as well as education, treatment, and care for over 30,000 people affected by HIV/AIDS.
To learn more about Blood:Water Mission, visit www.bloodwatermission.com/.
Friday, November 9, 2012, 9:30 a.m., Felix Event Center
CEO of Heavenly Treasures
Kathy Gaulton, founder and CEO of Heavenly Treasures, a nonprofit organization, is married to Gary Gaulton. Gary and Kathy have been married for 41 years and have three children and two grandchildren. A life-changing process began in 1996 after serving on a short-term team in Tanzania. God opened her eyes to the poverty and oppression that millions of people live in every day. Kathy felt God calling her to use her gifts and abilities to help the poor. This calling led to a plan to transition the entire Gaulton family into full-time ministry. This vision was based on how people need a sustainable livelihood in order to be able to fully know the fullness of a relationship with Jesus Christ. During that time, Kathy founded Heavenly Treasures in 1998 while working fulltime, partnering with Free Methodist World Missions in Asia, Empowering Lives International, and other organizations. Business as a mission was born in the garage of the Gaulton home. Kathy's vision for a Livelihood Project ministry has matured and developed since 1996, and now includes over 700 artisans and 50 projects in 13 countries; Kenya, Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, India, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Laos, and the Philippines. Heavenly Treasures is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and the store is located in Glendora.
To learn more about Heavenly Treasures, visit www.heavenlytreasures.org/.
A variety of cultural events will expose students to the diversity of the world as the international students at APU sponsor World Market (includes cultural foods and festival activities).
A celebration of cultural diversity through performance, activities, and food from different regions of the world.
Missionaries Across Campus (MAC)
Missionaries Across Campus is a way of promoting the idea that the call to missions is one that reaches to every Christian, whether he or she is planning a career in accounting, communications, science, or any other field. The MAC program involves class or residential hall visits by missionaries from organizations ministering throughout the world.
Missionaries and Missions Agencies
Missionaries and missions agencies are invited to participate in our annual Global Vision Week. Missionaries will be provided with numerous opportunities to interact with APU students during this week. It is our hope that through these interactions, students will gain deeper insight of their role in world evangelism and events.
Study Abroad Fair
At this year’s Study Abroad Fair, students will have the chance to look into the many opportunities available to learn and grow in another culture. Study abroad campus recruiters and representatives will be available to answer questions and share about unique study abroad programs throughout the world. These programs include opportunities for ministry, service-learning, research, language-learning, cultural immersion, study of international issues, and academic enrichment. For an overview of these programs, please visit www.apu.edu/studyabroad/.