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Dordt College First Mondays Speaker Series features Communities of Fusion leaders

January 21, 2014

On Monday, February 3, entrepreneur Andrew Cunningham and church-leader Scott Marques will give a presentation about their work with The Communities of Fusion, serving northern Mozambique. Communities of Fusion links economic, educational, and evangelical opportunities to enrich the mental, physical, social, and spiritual lives of impoverished people of Mozambique. Their goal is to help develop thriving communities that flourish in all aspects of life.

In their opening session, Cunningham and Marques will share “Connecting with God's Productive Purposes in the Earth” in the B.J. Haan Auditorium at 11 a.m. In the evening, they will expand on their morning presentation and allow time for questions. The presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Ribbens Academic Complex classroom CL1144/1148.

Andrew Cunningham serves The Communities of Fusion as a leader and operator of Novos Horizontes, a chicken hatchery and supply center providing local chicken farmers with resources and market space so that they can set up sustainable businesses. During its rapid expansion, Novos Horizontes joined with Newfrontiers Churches, a family of churches serving Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Mozambique, led by Scott Marques. The union of investment and operations organizations, like Novos Horizontes and others, with the church community and church-plants has enabled the community in Nampula, Mozambique, to grow.

The lectures are part of the First Mondays Speaker Series, which brings opinion-leaders, writers, and thinkers to campus to challenge students, faculty, and staff to stretch their imaginations, grow in understanding, act boldly, and re-creatively serve God’s kingdom. The First Mondays Speaker Series is sponsored by the Dordt College Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service.

Both presentations are free and open to the public.

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