Baylor to Host International Literacy Conference

May 31, 1996

WACO, Texas - The Baptist Literacy Missions Center at Baylor University will host a state-wide conference on International Literacy Ministries on June 6-8.

The theme of the event is "Moving to New Horizons" and is co-sponsored by the Church Ministries Department of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT).

Speakers at the conference will include Lillian Isaacs, the first national literacy missionary of the Home Mission Board; Milfred Minatrea, consultant with the BGCT Church Ministries Department; Lindsay Cofield, BGCT consultant for Church and Community Ministries; and music composer Eleanor Davis.

The conference also will include workshops in the areas of adult reading and writing, English as a second language, Spanish literacy, and tutoring children and youth. Book publishers will be present to display and explain the most recent literacy materials available.

Maurine Frost, director of the Literacy Missions Center at Baylor, said combining international and literacy missions will provide greater enhancement to mission causes.

"The challenge to reach out to internationals and share Christ's love is greater than ever," Frost said. "Combining these two related ministries will provide wider choices to upgrade skills and learn new ways to minister."

For more information, contact Frost at 755-3854.

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