Larry Colvin, Mission Co-worker

How would you describe the mission of our partner in Ghana?

I am looking forward to ministering with our partner church. In particular I am looking forward to working with the students at the Peki Seminary.

How do you fit into their mission?

For ten years I served through Global Ministries in southern Africa ministering in a variety of areas including teaching at the Kgologano College in Gaborone, Botswana and the Kalahari Desert School of Theology in Kuruman, South Africa. I have a passion for teaching and enjoy the opportunities of teaching and learning a cultures different from my own.

What led you to engage in this calling?

First I believe in God’s calling. For some time I have had an interest in returning to teaching and to Africa and believe through Global ministries I believe that is being fulfilled.

Is there a passage of scripture that carries special meaning in your daily work?

"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8

What is a lesson you have learned from our partner that you feel should be shared with churches in the U.S.?

I look forward to listening and learning from those I meet so that I many have an understanding of the people with whom I will be serving. This is what I will share with churches in the US.

Which books have influenced your understanding of your country, work, or theology:

  • Hawaii by James Michner 
  • King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild
  • Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.