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Mercy Conference: Journey to Christ

Friday, March 22 Saturday, March 23

Embracing the profound teachings of Jesus Christ, we, as believers in Jesus, are committed to sharing his love far and wide. So, because of this commitment, to whom do you extend God’s goodness and fervently desire to share your Christ journey?

Philadelphia welcomes over 11,000 international students and scholars annually. These students are not distant; they are among us. How do we, as God’s ambassadors, respond to this divine opportunity?

The Mercy Commission invites you to learn from those who seek to share God’s goodness to international students at this year’s Mercy Conference. Friday evening come hear the inspiring story of Pastor Yang He, an international student-turned pastor, currently ministering in Boston. He will share with us his journey to Christ that resonates with the profound power of faith; a journey into faith that is incredible and unpredictable—a true work of our Lord Jesus Christ!

On Saturday, Dr. Rodolfo Altamirano, Executive Director of International Students and Scholar Services at the University of Pennsylvania, along with our Global Connect partners, will be your mentors, providing guidance and support as to how you can share in this transformative journey for Philadelphia’s international students. This is your challenge to actively participate in God’s marvelous salvation within this community.

Join us at the Mercy Conference for a gathering that promises inspiration, fellowship, and a deeper connection to the love of Jesus.



Friday, March 22
7:00pmThe Journey to Christ, Part 1 (Yang He)
8:15pmThe Journey to Christ, Part 2 (Yang He)
Saturday, March 23
9:00amDevotional (Yang He)
9:30amJourney of Understanding: Navigating Cultural Dimensions with International Students and Scholars (Dr. Rodolfo “Rudie” Altamirano)
10:40amCultural Exploration: Navigating Intercultural Communication and Interactions Through Interactive Case Scenarios and Role-Plays (Rudie Altamirano)
11:30amQ&A and Lunch
17th & Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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