Abilene Christian University 2012 Summit

Abilene Christian University 2012 Summit

By Sienna Miller

 

 

 

On the opening night of The ACU Summit it was a full house and listening ears were eager to hear. Photo by Sienna Miller   Mrs. Jean and Mr. Willie Bowdre of Ft. Worth Texas traveled to Abilene in order to be a part of and to participate in Abilene Christian University’s 106th Annual Summit. The couple was there from the Program’s opening night held inside of Moody Coliseum, until the very end. The 2012 Summit was held September 16-19 on the campus of ACU. This year’s Summit theme was INTIMACY and the title was “Return to God”. Willie and Jean Bowdre were there to learn, grow and to catch up with good friends while making new ones. Willie Bowdre’s family has some roots here in Abilene as his father Alvertice Bowdre was the minister of the N.10th and Treadaway Church of Christ and left in 1953. The two attend the Altamesa Church of Christ in Ft. Worth. Photo by Sienna Miller {{more}} Ken Leonard had a booth set up on the campus of ACU during September’s Summit. He works for and was representing the company called Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc. It began in 1990. The company is based out of Nashville, TN and it helps victims nationwide. This company immediately responds to major disasters in the continental US by sending truckloads of emergency food, water, cleaning, and other supplies. The aid is distributed through a local Church of Christ congregation to anyone in need. Ken lives in Forney, TX but his region of coverage for assistance spans from Texas all the way to California. Ken is the Associate Director of Development for the company. He has worked with the Red Cross setting up local shelters in disaster areas in the past. Mr. Leonard is passionate about what he does and shared that if you’d like for him to give a presentation to your congregation it can be set up and he’s only a phone call away. Find out how you can get involved. His office number is 335-1112 and his cell is 330-7053. The Churches of Christ Disaster Relief is a non-profit organization and they welcome donations and contributions. The website is www.disasterreliefeffort.org. To hear more from Ken about what he does and the purpose behind it all, view his video interview on our website at www.westtexastribune.com. Photo by Sienna Mille