Conference Minister to present at Military Counter-Recruitment Conference

Ertell Whigham, Franconia Conference Minister and associate pastor at Norristown (PA) New Life congregation, will present at a conference in San Antonio, Texas, on Military Counter-recruitment, November 3-5. The conference sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee sets to counter military recruitment efforts through gospel nonviolence.

Whigham served in the US Marines in Vietnam and became a military recruiter, before as he suggests God spoke to his heart asking “How can you share the Love of Jesus with someone and want to take their life?” At that point Ertell knew it was not only about the alternatives offered by the Mennonites he had encountered, it was about the way of the gospel.

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