Sunday, July 22, 2007

North Texas church welcomes communist officials

North Texas church welcomes communist officials

Below is an article just posted in the Fort Worth Telegram about our church!

NorthWood Church in Keller has been at work in Vietnam for more than a decade, and officials from that nation's communist government will be visiting the church this weekend.
Here's a press release from the church:
Communist Government Officials to Visit North Texas Church
Representatives from the Vietnam Committee for Foreign NGO Affairs (COMINGO) and the People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) will be attending the weekend services and hosting meetings with American business leaders and international NGO leaders, July 21-24, at NorthWood Church in Keller, TX.
The delegation’s trip is designed to strengthen the government of Vietnam’s relationship with the 2,000 member NorthWood Church and Glocal Ventures, Inc., the NGO founded by NorthWood and to develop relationships with American business leaders and investors interested in participating in Vietnam’s socio-economic development.
Since 1996, members of NorthWood Church have been working to improve Vietnam’s quality of life by installing water filtration systems and providing health/hygiene education in Vietnam’s northern villages. Through Glocal Ventures, the last three summers a team of educators from NorthWood has trained 150 Vietnamese teachers of children with special needs. Glocal Ventures supports The Hope Center in Hanoi which provides special needs education for 75 children, ranging in age from 2 to 7. Since 1991, NorthWood families have hosted 40 exchange students from Hanoi while they have attended Tarrant County area high schools.
NorthWood Church is lead by Senior Pastor Bob Roberts, Jr., author of Transformation: How Glocal Churches Transform Lives World and Glocalization: How Followers of Jesus Engage a Flat World. Learn more about NorthWood and Glocal Venture’s global projects by visiting www.northwoodchurch.org and www.glocalventures.org.

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