Roy Peterson, of The Seed Company, and Linda Webster, representing mPower, accepted the 2011 eXcelerate Award for innovation in mission on Friday, September 30, 2011, in Scottsdale, Arizona, where over 500 Great Commission influencers from 190 churches and organizations gathered for this year’s North American Mission Leaders Conference.
The eXcelerate Award was presented to mPower in the smaller organization category for their game changing approach to short-term dental ministry trips that leverages local, nonprofessional human capital for compassionate ministry that produces evangelistic fruit. In the larger organization category, The Seed Company was selected for completely reinventing how Bible translation is accomplished and reducing the time needed from fifteen years or more to as little as eight.
Our annual Lifetime of Service Award was also presented September 30th to Dr. Greg Livingstone. Greg has spent almost 50 years as an ambassador for Christ to the Muslim world. He was instrumental in the founding of Operation Mobilization and Frontiers. Previous recipients of the Lifetime of Service Award are Dr. Wesley Duewel, Dr. Ralph Winter, George Verwer, and Dr. Robertson McQuilkin.