A dramatic presentation of the story of Adoniram Judson will highlight the first session of Vision202 South, the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, on Friday, July 26.
David Flynn will portray the missionary as he is sent on a journey in an attempt to heal his incurable illness. Even in this situation, Judson shares his unwavering faith in the God who called him to be a missionary in the first place.
“The audience is taken back to 1850, to the deck of a ship, where Judson has been sent on a voyage to recover from an illness from which he knows he will not recover,” Flynn said. “On this particular evening, he shares his story from childhood through his walking away from the faith, to his dramatic conversion to Christ, subsequent call to take the gospel to Burma, his experiences in Burma, and his unwavering faith in the one who called him.”
The acclaimed drama has generated positive feedback by numerous individuals, including Marv Newell, senior vice president of MissioNexus, who said the presentation “really brought [Judson’s] life alive.”
Flynn is the ministry director of M3Works, a mission mobilization media organization focused on harnessing digital media to mobilize and train the body of Christ to complete the Great Commission.
Flynn, who has also served on the mission field in India, Kenya, and Peru, uses his passion for drama by bringing the stories of missionaries like Judson and William Carey to life on platforms across the United States and around the world.
He was born in Jersey City and grew up in Belleville, N.J. A 1986 graduate of Nyack College with a B.S. in Missiology, he holds has a masters of science in management of international development from Hope International University in Fullerton, Calif.
Flynn and his wife Elizabeth have three grown children: Josh, 24; Jessi, 22; and Ben, 19.
This year’s Vision 2020 South Leadership Conference will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Ga. The conference will feature inspirational speakers, mobile learning labs, and meals with a purpose.
For more information and registration information, see vision2020south.com. — by Ethan Sheckler