JACKSON, Tenn. – Feb. 11, 2002 – Union University will welcome a visit from Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer, the missionaries to Afghanistan who were arrested and subsequently released by the Taliban, on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The two women will share from their experiences in a chapel service scheduled for 10 a.m. in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel.
Heather Mercer & Dayna Curry
According to Union President David S. Dockery, the university is excited about what this visit will mean to the campus body as well as Jackson and West Tennessee.
“We look forward to hearing from Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer and learning from their courage and convictions,” said Dockery. “It will provide the Union community with a first-hand look at some of the global challenges of the 21st Century.”
The public is invited to attend; however, a very limited number of tickets will be available for chapel seating. Complimentary tickets for the public will be available at Union Station in the Penick Academic Complex on Union’s Jackson campus beginning Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 8 a.m. There is a limit of two tickets per person and no phone reservations will be taken. Overflow areas offering closed-circuit viewing will be provided for anyone wishing to attend without a ticket. Only those with tickets will be seated in the chapel.
For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (731) 661-5215.
Sara B. Horn,