This was Jenkins Center’s first event for fall 2023.
George and Donna Bristow have been missionaries to Turkey for over three decades. They helped establish a Turkish church and experienced the joy and pain of cross-cultural church life while serving alongside first-generation Muslim-background believers.
We were able to hear about Turkey and their experience as missionaries. We also got to ask questions and pray for their ministries.
This event took place on Friday, September 1, 2023 from 6–8 p.m., in Heritage Hall.
The Jenkins Center hosted a Ladies Brunch with Donna Bristow. 35 ladies gathered to hear Donna’s testimony of her missionary work in Turkey. It was an encouraging time of fellowship and prayer.
This event was held on Friday, September 1, 2023 from 9–11 a.m., in the President’s Reception Room.
The Lord has blessed the Jenkins Center with an array of volunteers and Staff from all over the world. Because of this, the Jenkins Center held an international feast with a variety of food from many countries. In Addition to this, Dr. Ibrahim taught a 50-minute training on Muslim evangelism.
The potluck was held on Friday, April 28, 2023, from 6–8 p.m., in Heritage Hall.
Ramadan is the holiest month for billions of Muslims, as they fast from sunrise to sunset to please their deity, hoping to receive his favor.
At the Jenkins Center, as Christ’s followers, we held a daily intercessory prayer meeting during the month of Ramadan, to pray for the salvation of 1.8 billion Muslims around the world.
This daily prayer meeting: was held during weekdays from 9:00 to 9:30 am, from March 20th to April 20th.
Refreshments were provided.
The Jenkins Center’s second event for the 2023 spring semester was a “Conversation with Missionaries in the Middle East”. It was held on Friday, February 17th from 6–8 pm in the Legacy Hotel, room #303.
Our guests were John and Clara, an outstanding couple who have been serving God among Muslims in the Middle East for years. They shared with us how Muslims receive the Gospel message and some of the challenges faced when serving in a Muslim-majority country.
In this gathering, we not only heard from them and asked them questions, but also prayed for them and their ministry in the Middle East.
The Jenkins Center hosted an event lead by Dr. Brubaker who presented two lectures:
1. What is the Quran?
Friday, February 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm, 2023 in Heritage Hall
After discussing basics of the Quran’s structure, content and history, Brubaker offered some reflections on why its core themes and content are as they are, with particular attention to spiritual and theological dimensions and purposes.
2. Why You Should Care About Quran Manuscripts
Saturday, February 4th, 9:00-11:00am, 2023 in Heritage Hall
A review of the history and current state of study of Quran manuscripts, and discussion of why nearly everyone has a good reason to care about it on some level.
Event blog post and summery can be found here: