Asheboro resident Ogburn Yates Jr. will talk about his newly-published autobiography, Trust Is Essential… for People of Faith, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 14, at the Asheboro Public Library.
Yates’s talk is free and the public is invited.
The book traces Yates’s religious awakening in the context of his life story and that of his family — in particular his extensive travels, from a solo trip around the world as a young man and continuing with numerous personal and church mission trips.
He estimates that he has visited some 50 countries on five continents.
A businessman well-known locally for his franchise of the Belk Department Store chain — Belk Yates — Yates is a lifelong Christian. But it wasn’t until an epiphany at a particularly difficult time in his life that he came to fully trust God with his concerns and problems.
His book describes the new joy and fulfillment he felt following his awakening, in hopes of inspiring a similar experience in others.