Larry Colvin serves with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana.
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
- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.
His appointment is made possible by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund, Our Church’s Wider Mission, OGHS, and your special gifts.