Fiji evangelistic meeting
‘Cry Aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins’ Isaiah 58:1
‘Evangelism, the very heart of Christianity, is the theme of primary importance to those called to herald God’s last warning to a doomed world. We are in time’s closing hours, and the advent message, proclaimed to make ready a people prepared for our Lord’s return, must swell to a loud cry reaching the uttermost part of the Earth.’ -Ev, p.5
The Fijian Field embarked on its first ever evangelistic meeting since its establishment. The meeting was organised by our most recently converted church group and the meeting ran from 16 – 20 October, 2016.
It was a week long program, having the theme: ‘What More to Be Done?’ This theme was broken down into 5 topics which became the subject of each night’s sermon. Our three preachers took 1 hour each night for 5 nights, speaking on different subjects. Earlier we had distributed invitations to villages and settlements surrounding our location and also arranged for transportation to bring and return the people to their homes after the meetings.
It was a very exciting experience for members to be staying together for that weeklong program, where we ate, slept, prayed and fellowshipped closely with each other. This resulted in drawing the backsliding members back to the church. They became the frontline supporters of the work that we were doing. Despite some drawbacks and a little frustration which we believed to be the work of the devil, the people listened attentively to the messages that we presented as it was conveyed through speaker systems throughout the entire village.
We felt that negative attitudes of the past had now changed and people are now more concerned for their eternal destiny. We had 2 precious souls take their stand at the end of the 5-night meeting and we thank the Lord for the success. Despite the opposition that we encountered, we held their baptisms on Sunday 22/10/2016.
We are planning for more short evangelistic meetings around the islands, where our subjects will be presented briefly and to the point for the people to understand easily and make a decision.
We thank the Lord for his guidance and help and also for the support of the Union towards this cause. We believe that the Lord shall continue to guide our efforts as we pursue to increase our capacity of reaching out to the lost souls before probation closes.
May the Lord richly bless you all for your support towards missionary work.