And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}

Saturday, July 15, 2017

SDA News - 117,000 Baptisms in Africa in 2 weeks

"A major evangelistic thrust in Tanzania and Uganda has resulted in 117,000 baptisms, dramatically
expanding a Seventh-day Adventist initiative to proclaim Jesus’ soon coming through Total Member Involvement evangelism.
About 24,000 speakers, mostly lay people, participated in June 16-July 1 evangelistic meetings at 8,000 sites in the neighboring African countries, church leaders said Wednesday. Thousands of church members also reached out to their communities with free medical clinics and other forms of practical assistance. 
We praise the Lord for His leading this far,” said Joel Okindoh, director of evangelism for the Adventist Church’s East-Central Africa Division, whose territory includes Tanzania and Uganda.
Okindoh said 80,806 people were baptized in Tanzania, and another 35,969 people were baptized in Uganda. Additional evangelistic meetings are being held in the two countries this month, and more baptisms are expected, he said.
The recent baptisms bring church membership to about 600,000 in Tanzania and 330,000 in Uganda. 
Okindoh credited Total Member Involvement, or TMI, with playing a key role in the baptisms and said all church members needed to be encouraged to make it part of their everyday lives. 
The greatest task is to nurture these new believers and to make TMI the lifestyle of our unions, conferences, local churches, institutions, and individual members,” he said by e-mail.
TMI is a world church initiative that encourages each of the church’s 20 million members to actively share Jesus with others. 
Among the TMI efforts in Uganda, Adventist health professionals ran a weeklong free medical clinic in the city of Mbarara that treated more than 800 people a day, the East-Central Africa Division ​said on its website." ANN
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:19