City of Marion

Citizen Of The Month

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Anna Goble Talley/Equip International

October 2019

Citizen of the Month

Anna Goble Talley/Equip International

October 2019

CITIZEN OF THE MONTH – SELECTED BY COUNCIL MEMBER JUANITA DOGGETT: Council Member Doggett selected the Citizen of the Month for October.

Anna Goble Talley/Equip International

Council Member Juanita Doggett stated that it was her honor to introduce the Citizen of the Month for October, Anna Goble Talley/Equip International. Ms. Doggett said that she remembered meeting Ms. Talley for the first time and thinking about how kind and sweet she was.

Council Member Doggett stated that she had asked Ms. Talley in the past if she could nominate her for Citizen of the Month and that Ms. Talley had kindly refused the offer. Ms. Doggett then stated that because of Ms. Talley’s outstanding work with Equip International, a mission organization dedicated to training and preparing missionaries to travel around the world, Ms. Doggett had asked Ms. Talley again if she could select her and Equip International as Citizen of the Month. Ms. Doggett said that thankfully this time Ms. Talley had said yes.

Council Member Doggett then shared that Ms. Talley had volunteered with Equip International for 20 years.  Ms. Doggett said that Ms. Talley lived and breathed her work with the ministry. She said that when Ms. Talley wasn’t on site at the ministry’s campus on Rockhouse Road in Marion, she was studying and planning the courses she teaches to missionaries. She said that over the last two decades Ms. Talley had helped educate more than 1440 students.

Council Member Doggett said that thanks to Ms. Talley and Equip International missionaries were equipped with the skills they needed for their missions. Ms. Doggett then gave a personal thank you to George Foose, President of Equip International, which has helped equip missionaries to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Council Member Doggett said that Equip International teaches a variety of courses including: Missionary Medicine Intensive, which helps future missionaries learn how to diagnose and treat illnesses; Missionary Medicine for Physicians, which helps physicians and other medical practitioners learn alternative diagnostic and treatment principals; Community Health Evangelism, which teaches missionaries how to effectively spread the gospel using local resources; Well Drilling Technologies, which helps students learn about constructing a well; and many other courses that help missionaries succeed on their missions.

Mayor Little, Council Members, City Manager Bob Boyette, City staff and friends all shared kind words about Ms. Talley and Equip International congratulated them on being selected as Citizen of the Month.