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LORD, enlarge my vision . . .

Global Missions Conference 2023

It seems our lives are consumed with diversions that fill our days and distract us from where we’re heading . . . or, where we thought we were heading. Occasionally, it occurs to us that we might be offtrack, but those thoughts are fleeting as we quickly focus on the next diversion. Our vision gets muddled. Our purpose becomes an illusion. Proverbs 29:18 states, “Where there is no vision, the people perish, but blessed is the one who keeps the law.” Global Missions is a place to expand our vision, or receive a new vision from our Creator.
On August 25, 26 and 27, we are privileged to draw from two men earnestly engaged in the visions our Savior has bestowed upon them at our Global Missions Conference. Gabriel de Guia of EPC World Outreach, and our longtime beloved global missions partner, Peter Kiwanuka, will share with us their pursuit of those visions.
We want to see full engagement by First Presbyterian in the Great Commission for all nations. We long to discover new pathways for this engagement while maintaining our focus on the least reached. So clear away your diversions, put on your comfortable shoes and come enlarge your vision!


Guest Speakers


Executive Director, EPC World Outreach

Gabriel de Guia has served with CRU, Jesus Film Project and has been the Executive Director of EPC World Outreach since 2021. Upon his call to be Executive Director of EPC World Outreach, he said, “I just have a grand sense of God ushering us into this great adventure. It wasn’t something I was planning on or dreaming of, but that makes it all the more confirming that this is something God is calling us to. That brings about a ton of excitement.” World Outreach focuses on those with the least access to the gospel while being about the work of bringing the kingdom of God to earth. 
On Saturday, August 26, LeeAnn and David Kozan will host a brunch where Gabriel will share about the work of EPC World Outreach.
Gabriel will preach at 9 and 11 am and lead adult Sunday school in the Sanctuary at 10.10 am Sunday, August 27. 

Read more about EPC World Outreach

Bethany Centre School, Uganda

Peter Kiwanuka is the founder and director of Bethany Centre Primary School in Jjungo, Uganda. The school offers day and boarding education for children aged 3 to 15. Peter attended LSU and returned to Uganda with a great desire to help his community.
Peter will speak about life and education in Uganda to our FPC children for a special global missions Sunday school class August 27. 
In addition, Peter will have on display special batik artwork in the Reception Room. Any of this artwork created by the Bethany children will be available for purchase and will benefit the school. The children are very excited to have a professional artist work with them to help teach them the skill of batik which can be beneficial to their futures. 
Melissa and Calvin Fabré are hosting a social gathering at their home from 5.30 to 8 pm Saturday evening where Peter will share about the Bethany Centre. We ask that you please register using the online form below. 

More about Peter and Bethany Centre


Global Missions Conference Schedule

Friday, August 25
IFP Game Night
6–8 pm
With Peter Kiwanuka and Gabriel de Guia
Church Gym
Saturday, August 26
Global Missions Brunch with Gabriel de Guia
10 am–1 pm 
Home of LeeAnn and David Kozan
3565 Cole Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Saturday, August 26
Global Missions dinner with Peter Kiwanuka
5.30–8 pm
Home of Melissa and Calvin Fabré
5700 Sandalwood Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Sunday, August 27
9–10 am
Gabriel de Guia, Guest Preacher
10.10–10.50 am
Gabriel de Guia: Guest Adult Sunday School Teacher
10.10–10.50 am
Peter Kiwanuka: Guest Children’s Sunday School Teacher
Sanctuary Basement
11–12 noon
Gabriel de Guia, Guest Preacher
Friday, August 25 through Sunday, August 27
Bethany Centre Children’s Batik Display
Reception Room