Missionary to Speak at Gardner-Webb on March 24

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Jamie Wright to Share Passion for Helping People

By Brooke Kelly, Communications Intern

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Missionary Jamie Wright will visit Gardner-Webb University on March 24 to share her diverse global experiences and her passion for encouraging people.

Wright will speak at Dimensions at 9:25 a.m. in Paul Porter Arena, located inside the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC). The event is free and open to the public.

“Jamie Wright brings a wide variety of personal and professional experiences that will relate to so many Gardner-Webb students,” shared Dr. Tom LeGrand, director of the GWU Center of Christian Ethics and Social Responsibility. “She is raw and honest and straightforward, and I believe students crave that over fluff and clichés.”

Wright’s visit will be one of many events during Social Entrepreneurship Week at Gardner-Webb. Programs will focus on how people can work together to change lives.

Wright hopes to help redefine mission work by encouraging people to discover and occupy their unique places within the body of Christ and to develop a healthier mentality about global church engagement.

From her experiences in the mission field, Wright has also developed a passion to help end modern-day slavery by understanding the scope of the problem and finding ways to get involved and discover effective solutions.

“Her challenge to do something to make a difference, rather than just talking about it, will hopefully motivate us to greater awareness and action in the fight against human trafficking and slavery,” LeGrand offered.

For more information about Wright, visit theveryworstmissionary.com.

Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions programs are free and open to the public. The goal of Dimensions is to enhance the spiritual, intellectual and cultural life at the University and also to promote a sense of community. Dimensions programs are held on Tuesdays at 9:25 a.m. in the LYCC. More information is available by calling 704-406-4277.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).