Twenty-two Hispanic churches participated in a week of evangelism as a preamble to a large event featuring Pastor Alejandro Bullon. “We encourage our nearby churches to do their own evangelism, because it’s less intimidating for visitors to become acquainted in a smaller church setting,” explained Jose Esposito, director for Hispanic Ministries. “By the end of the week, we hope that newcomers will feel comfortable and fired up enough to attend our bigger event. We also hope that they will come to the series with an open heart and those who feel the calling to be baptized will choose to do so.” These small church efforts brought forth 41.
With the theme Hope Lives!, God’s instrument to present the Word at the mega event was international evangelist Bullon. The theme highlighted the hope that Jesus brings us each day, by focusing on the heavenly sanctuary. Every night more than 1,000 people attended. The last Sabbath was celebrated with more than 1,400 people. This resulted in more than 100 people accepting Jesus as their Saviour and 32 baptisms.
A notable fact was the attendance of several members from the Southern Asian church who heard the message translated via headphones from Spanish to English. Sabbath, October 25th, the Southern Asian church’s Senior Pastor Franklin David not only welcomed everyone to the event that day, but mentioned that the doors to his church were open to anyone that wanted to learn about Jesus, no matter what language they spoke.
Our prayers were answered, the gospel was preached, pastors joyously baptized new souls, Christ was exalted and the mission was accomplished.