The Minnesota Northern Lights are getting brighter, and more colorful. We have the Caucasian lights, the Hispanic lights, the African lights, the Afro-American lights, the Russian lights, the Karen lights, the Korean lights; we can see here the entire spectrum of the colors of visible light. What a rainbow! Now in the Minnesota Conference, we can see the colors of God’s Kingdom. I believe that the conditions are just right, the events that were long foretold in Biblical prophecy are conspiring together and are beginning to be fulfilled before our own eyes, transforming individual members, churches and the whole Christian layout in this state. God is at work in the Minnesota Conference.
The churches all around the state are showing signs of growth. Yes, in some areas, the church is still struggling, but even there, we can see the signs of the hand of God at work. We are seeing people coming to Christ and joining the church.
A few years ago, the Minnesota Conference Administration, in keeping with the Conference mission statement “To help people realize they are accepted in Jesus Christ, and come to know, love, serve, and share Him” as well as the vision statement “Recognizing that Jesus will return soon, we will all actively engage in ministry”, planned a major evangelistic thrust – riding the waves that God has already created in this state. Shawn Boonstra and the Voice of Prophecy evangelistic team was invited to run evangelistic meetings in the Twin Cities. The Conference is projecting up to about 1,000 baptisms by the end 2015.
Now don’t panic on account of the goal of the huge number, because a dear lady once wrote: “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and his teaching in our past history.” Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, October 12, 1905. The Lord himself said “So pray to the Lord of the harvest to force out and thrust laborers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:38 AMP) This growth that we have seen in recent months can be repeated over and over again; we should pray that every one of our 9,000 members becomes a disciple and engages in every disciple making activity possible. Pray that where there is only one disciple today there should be 100 disciples.
I am encouraged – we should all be encouraged by what God is doing in Minnesota Conference.
Brian K. Mungandi, Vice President for Administration
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