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Zambia missionary to enlist ISC, journeyman recruits


RICHMOND, Va. (BP)–Scott Chafee, a Southern Baptist missionary to Zambia, has been selected to help enlist recruits for the International Mission Board’s journeyman and International Service Corps programs.
Chafee and his wife, Kim, have served as missionaries to Zambia since 1993.
As a consultant on the ISC/journeyman team in the board’s office of mission personnel, Chafee will work with Southern Baptist campus ministers to recruit students for the programs. He also will help with missions conferences and interview people interested in serving in one of the programs.
The International Service Corps program is open to individuals at least 21 years of age willing to serve four to 24 months to meet priority needs overseas. The journeyman program is available for single college graduates under 30 years of age willing to commit to two years of overseas service.
Prior to missionary appointment, Chafee worked with youth, students and singles at churches in Birmingham, Ala., and Chesapeake, Va. He served as a student worker and seminary instructor during his time in Zambia.
“With the continued growth of the International Service Corps and journeyman programs, Scott is joining the team at a crucial time,” said Glenn Prescott, who directs the two programs at the IMB. “His combination of overseas experience and student ministry background will serve us well as he works toward mobilizing today’s ‘Gen-X’ student population.”
The number of two-year ISC and journeymen missionaries sent out by the board jumped 54.9 percent to 547 in 1998.
Both Chafee and his wife are graduates of the University of Montevallo (Ala.). He also is a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. They have one son, Stephen Scott, born in 1987.
For information about the ISC or journeyman programs, call 1-800-789-4693 or e-mail Chafee directly at [email protected]