Global Business as Mission Opportunities: Putting Your Business Skills to Work
Guest Speaker: Lawrence Tong, International Director of Operation Mobilization and Biola Alumnus
- Monday, May 8, 2017
- 9:30–10:20 a.m.
- Business 109 - Moats Lecture Hall
- Open to: Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students
Cost and Admission
This event is free to attend.
Lawrence Tong is Operation Mobilisation’s International Director based in Singapore. A visionary leader, he is committed to fostering innovation in world missions. Lawrence is also a compelling storyteller who inspires many people to pray, give and go. His spiritual journey began with a commitment to Jesus Christ at an evangelistic meeting in 1973. He visited the OM ship, Logos, in Singapore in 1974 and subsequently joined the ministry team on OM’s second ship, Doulos, in 1978.
Lawrence graduated from Biola University with a degree in Communications where he also served as Summer Missions Director of the Student Missionary Union. He also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne. Lawrence’s leadership journey has included serving on the Board of OM Singapore, as OM country leader for Taiwan, as Director of OM’s third ship, Logos II, as well as in financial development with the OM Ships office in Florence, South Carolina. Lawrence is also recognized to have led the fast-growing work of OM in China with a significant focus on welfare and agricultural programmes which have won them recognition from the Chinese government.
“I am a debtor to the OM heritage that has shaped my life and ministry,” shares Lawrence. “My heartbeat is to encourage OM to remain true both to the Gospel and to our core values as we seek with passion to bring hope to the lives of people worldwide. For my part, I will continue to strive to give back to OM what the Lord has given to me, so that I — and we together, our generation of OMers — may be even more worthy of His calling.”
Lawrence is married to Susan, from the United States, and they have two grown sons, Joshua and Benjamin. He is an expert on business as mission and the global opportunities and impact those using their business skills can make in countries and cultures around the world.
Chapel credit offered to ALL majors.