EPA has been awarded a grant from the Tyndale House Foundation to pay for foreign Christian magazine editors to attend the 2019 convention in Oklahoma City.
While attending the Crisis Publishing Initiative conference in Hungary last October, organized by Magazine Training International, EPA Executive Director Lamar Keener was impacted by the testimonies of the magazine publishers and editors representing 21 foreign countries.
“I was impressed with the quality of their publications. I was moved by their stories. I was challenged by their hunger to learn more,” said Keener. “MTI has done an amazing job in hosting conferences in many nations to offer magazine training to indigenous editors and designers. But I felt impressed that we need to invite some of them to come to the U.S. for an EPA convention.”
While wanting to offer editors from developing countries an opportunity to attend a larger professional training conference with U.S.-based industry leaders, Keener said that he also wants EPA members to be exposed to what God is doing around the world through Christian magazines, many of which operate under severe constraints or, for some, even in dangerous situations.
EPA will be working with Sharon Mumper at MTI to identify candidates for the funding and to assist in the travel arrangements.
Tyndale House Foundation’s core purpose is to minister to the spiritual needs of people, primarily through literature consistent with biblical principles. Their goals are to provide tools so that people around the world can hear and understand the message of God’s love and His plan for reconciliation with humanity and to provide education and training in the creation and use of these tools.
Posted July 24, 2018