Join us at All Nations 2019 and enjoy hearing from these outstanding international speakers.
Cynthia Gandhi Dobbs
Born twelve time-zones away (in Tamil Nadu, India) from her current home in Oklahoma, Cynthia shares a message of hope and encouragement using her understanding and reliance on the Lord forged through unique life-experiences including growing up in India, living away at boarding school, accompanying her diplomat father to America, and adjusting to the ‘Cowboy’ culture of Oklahoma.
Cynthia leads alongside her husband Destry at Oklahoma State University’s Chi Alpha. They have one son. She heads discipleship ministries training for leaders and often speaks at weekly OSU XA services. Her exegetical approach to sermon-craft challenges groups to dive deeper into God’s word for themselves. She brings the same thorough study and exploration of scripture that she drew on as a PhD candidate in Biochemistry. Her passion is to write, speak, and live in a way that exposes the enormity of the Grace given to us.
Dr. Kurnia Foe
Born in Bangka, Indonesia, Kurnia accepted the Lord Jesus in a Muslim family home while studying at the University of Indonesia in 1994. Kurnia and his wife, Lian, have been involved in ministry since serving together in campus ministry in Indonesia and have five sons.
Kurnia came to the US in 2001 studying at George Washington University (GWU) and Old Dominion University (ODU) receiving a Masters in Experimental Nuclear Physics and a Doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
He founded Global Student Friendship (GSF), an international student ministry with a student-led focus providing services including arrival assistance, temporary accommodation, apartment furnishings, home-cooked meals, hospitality programs, community events, leader development, Bible study, mentoring/discipleship, and English conversation partners. He has received awards for his work with international students and is in full-time ministry serving international students, scholars, and their families and working as a Chaplain at the Old Dominion University.
Sevo is the International Student Program Director for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, U.S.A. As an international student from Kenya, he attended Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He worked on campus with international students until coming to the National Ministry Center.
In Sevo's current role, he is an ambassador for international student ministry to Chi Alpha staff, students, and the church at large. By moving students from friendship to leadership, Sevo envisions making 100,000 disciples from all nations. Sevo and his wife Kristina reside in Springfield, MO with their four kids.
Pastor Yoriko Yabuki
Yoriko, her husband, Daisuke, and two daughters live in Springfield, MO and serve as Missionaries-In-Residence and with international ministries at Central Assembly. They work together in the Assemblies of God Japanese Fellowship while Yoriko serves as Director of Japanese Women’s Ministries and on the Commission on Ethnicity representing the Women of 23 Language/Ethnic Fellowships and on the Network of Women Ministers lead team.
It is Yoriko’s passion to see more ethnic men and women receive God’s empowerment of the Holy Spirit and be used in ministry. “I feel like God has expanded my mission field in giving me the opportunity to serve other nations.” She has completed her Doctor of Ministry studies, graduating this spring from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.