In this edition of the eTNL, we are sharing two videos regarding Evangelism. The first video entitled “Project Andrew” is to be played in your churches on January 17, 2015 as our Conference launches the 40 days of prayer for the Metro 2015 Evangelistic Meetings. We are excited with the recent happenings in our conference. The second video entitled “Go Baptize” shares an event that occurred on the first Sabbath of January 3, 2015. Pastor Mungandi baptized eight souls at the Faith Church International Seventh-day Adventist Church. Pastor Mungandi told the congregation that “Baptism is about obeying Jesus Christ, accepting His work of salvation in our lives, accepting the fact that Jesus dead for our sins.” He also said baptism represents newness of life, stating that “His [Jesus] resurrection guarantees our justification, and that the Holy Spirit will help us walk the walk of faith. Baptism is saying that we are aware and we accept the fullness of God.” The Lord is about to do something in this Conference; something we have not seen before.
We hope that every Metro Church has made plans for “Project Andrew”, as the goal is to allow as many of our church members as possible to pray. Pray for friends, relatives, co-workers, classmates, neighbors, and ask the Lord to do something in order to win them for the Kingdom. We believe that the Word says, “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. We believe that the potential for great things in this Conference lay in the hands of praying saints.
Challenge the saints to pray and distribute the “Project Andrew Cards”, supervise the prayer teams, and assist the prayer leaders. For our churches outside the Metro, you can participate too. Pick any day between January 17, 2015 and the beginning of the meetings, and encourage members to pray for the meetings. If you have more than one church, you are free to work your schedule in order to make sure that each church can participate. Elder Sherman says, “The timing is not magical. But, our commitment to pray for our friends is.”
In a recent email, the Ministerial Director wrote, “What would happen if each of our members were to spend just one minute per name, in prayer? What would it do for our members? What would it do for those who are being prayed for?
Pastors, if you do not come by the office before the metro pastor’s meeting next Wednesday at 10 am, you can pick up your supply of Operation Andrews bookmarks. Last of all, let me share with you an interesting quotation I discovered when I was back at Andrews 18 years ago. “It is a part of God’s plan to grant us, in answer to the prayer of faith, that which He would not bestow did we not thus ask” (Great Controversy, p. 525).
Have a blessed day and may God be with you as you prepare to lead our people in worship. Let us do all we can for our Lord and wait for the blessings.
Brian K. Mungandi, Vice President for Administration