2014 Lycoming College Spring Magazine - page 24

ABUNCHOFSANDALSSITTINGOUTSIDEOFACHURCHDOESN’TSOUND
LIKEMUCHTOGETEXCITEDABOUT, BUTTOTHEREV. BARRYDAWSON ’74,
ITWASASIGNIFICANTSYMBOLOFTHEPOWEROFFAITH.
DAWSONANDHISWIFE, SHELLY,WHOAREPROTESTANT
MISSIONARIES,WEREWORKINGATTHEPROTESTANTCHURCH IN
OMAN (PCO),WHICH ISLOCATED INMUSCAT, THECAPITALCITYOF
THESULTANATEOFOMAN. THEARABSTATE INSOUTHWESTASIA
ALONGTHECOASTOFTHEARABIANPENINSULA ISTHEHOMETO
NEARLY3.9MILLIONPEOPLE.ALL ITSNATIVECITIZENSAREMUSLIMS,
BUTTHEGOVERNMENTHASADOPTEDAPOLICYOFTOLERANCE
TOWARDOTHERFAITHS, INCLUDINGCHRISTIANITY.
Aworld of
TheRev. Barry
Dawson ’74 and
hiswife serve
as international
missionaries
By Matt Parrish ’06
Pictured above: As part of a health
education team, Barry ’74 and Shelly
Dawson arewith children from a village in
westernCambodia.
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