Missionary Day 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Hosted by One Mission Society (OMS) with special observances and missionary speakers at all services throughout the camp. The main Missionary Service is at 7:30 pm in the Main Tabernacle.
Our 2017 Missionaries:
- Tom and Tonya Overton
- Dr. Thane and Laura Ury
Tom and Tonya Overton
Tom serves as the director of HOPE61 and Tonya is on the staff. HOPE61 is a ministry of OMS that seeks to prevent the spread of human trafficking and slavery in our world. It is an evangelism and discipleship catalyst aimed at people who are vulnerable to become involved in human trafficking.
The ministry works with local churches by training and equipping them to use their God-given assets, resources and gifts to prevent trafficking. Tom is currently a graduate student in the Masters of Arts in Theological Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Before the Overtons accepted God’s call to become career missionaries, Tom was in senior management in the credit union industry. Tom enjoys watching and playing sports. Tonya enjoys cooking, sewing and crafts projects. The Overtons have three children and live in Greenwood, Indiana.
Dr. Thane and Laura Ury
The Urys have been involved with OMS since 2004. Thane grew up in the Far East. In the mid 1980s, he and Laura pastored at the Chinese United Methodist Church in Chinatown, New York.
Thane has a B.S. degree from Asbury (College) University, an M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Andrew University. He has taught theology in Asia, Romania, Nigeria and Trinidad. He has also spoken at numerous men’s church and youth retreats.
Laura’s parents were Salvation Army officers. She earned her B.A. in Art from Asbury (College) University. She is an artist and has illustrated three published books. She also has taught art privately and at the college level.
Both of the Urys are committed to discipling disciple-makers and leaders for the Asia of tomorrow. The Urys live in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Our Tradition of Missionary Day
One of the hallmarks of Indian Springs Holiness Camp Meeting has been its involvement with missionaries committed to the understanding and application of Scriptural Holiness. It has been our tradition to support and feature missionaries serving with World Gospel Mission one year and One Mission Society the next year.
Missionary Day has always had a special focus within the life of the camp. Throughout the day, all services in the Main Tabernacle have brief interviews with various members of our missionary families. In addition, one of the adults visits the Children’s, the ‘Tweens’ and Youth programs in order to share the missionary experience with all ages on the camp ground.
Missionary Day ends in a deeply meaningful missionary message followed by a special offering. In 2006, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit was so evident after the message, that an offering of $350,000 resulted!
Please keep our missionary families in your prayers for their ministries, their financial support and their safety.
See also The Lizzie Project, a Honduras ministry associated with the Ladies’ Fellowship.
Other Missionary Families
Please continue to offer prayer and financial support to our missionary families.
- Georges & Laura Vargas – New Mexico (2016)
- Larry & Angie Overholt – Honduras (2016)
- Thane & Laura Ury – Hong Kong (2015)
- David & Lori Long – China (2015)
- Billy & Joanna Coppedge – Uganda (2014)
- Billy Wayne & Jenny Fuller – Zambia (2014)
- David & Linda Crosby – Mexico (2013)
- Bryan & Leslie Marie Easley – Haiti (2013)
- Dan & Katy Beth Searls – Hungary (2012)