Maranatha Baptist University presents story of Vietnam veteran
“Leadership. It is needed in times of growth. It is needed in times of change. It is needed in times of crises,” begins this year’s Fall Festival dramatization at Maranatha Baptist University.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, Maranatha invites the public, especially all veterans and their families, to “A Greater Mission: The story of Major Ron Brooks” Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. The evening will open with a salute to all who have served in every branch of the United States’ armed forces.
The true account of Major Brooks’ life takes him from a childhood of abuse at the hands of an alcoholic father, to the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam as the “Candy Bomber,” to a church ministry in South Carolina as a school administrator, to Germany to work with American military personnel overseas, to Baptist World Mission as a field director.
Fall Festival Director Angela Morris said she chose Major Brooks’ story because of her great respect for our veterans, and also because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
“It’s an amazing and true story,” she added.
“A Greater Mission” will be a multimedia presentation, with photos, videos, stories and music, including a full orchestra and the combined university choirs (approximately 160 voices). Admission is free, and a small reception will be held afterwards for veterans and military personnel and their families.
- Interviews with Barbara Brooks
- “One of Christ’s Captains” by Doris Harris published in the VOICE (BJU Alumni Publication) December 1967.
- "Saved From the Fire: My Ministry in Vietnam” Parts #1-4, by Dr. Ron Brooks as published in Northland’s Heart Publication Magazine.
- SermonAudio.com Discovering Good was not Enough