Mission founder to speak at NWC

Michele Rickett, founder and president of Sisters in Service, a ministry working to address the issue of female exploitation in countries from West Africa to East Asia, and her husband, Daniel, will visit Northwestern College on Nov. 3 and 4.

The Ricketts will speak in chapel both days of their visit and will participate in a forum on missions, "Living Like it Matters: Finding God's Design Through the Events of Our Lives,"  Monday night at 7:30. Chapel is scheduled for 10:05 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, and 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4. All three addresses will take place in Christ Chapel and are free and open to the public.

After 25 years as a missionary wife, Michele Rickett founded Sisters in Service in 1995 to mobilize and equip God’s people to empower women and children against poverty, disease, exploitation and spiritual darkness in the least Christian regions of the world. The organization works with local initiatives to provide healthcare, education and micro-loans to some of the least valued women and children.

Dr. Rod Spidahl, professor of religion at Northwestern, says, “Sisters in Service does a great job of integrating appropriate action with a gospel witness among some of the poorest and least powerful, helping churches find ways to express love in action without creating dependency structures that are not sustainable.