I’ve always been fascinated by the way people’s lives are connected and interwoven through a series of events. Pastor Alvin Paul, a Global Mission pioneer, has certainly seen this ripple effect take place in his ministry. Let me give you an example:
Because of Pastor Paul’s specific desire to start a new congregation, he sets up the first floor of his apartment as a church center.
A lady hears about this place where Christians believe in the power of prayer.
Her husband, a taxi driver, eventually joins her at the meetings and they become Seventh-day Adventists.
The taxi driver prays for his passengers and shares his testimony.
A second church center is established in the taxi driver’s home.
Some of their neighbors are taking Bible classes out of curiosity, and some have been baptized.
A retired security guard comes to the center on Thursdays when free health treatments are offered. For the first time in his life, he hears the name of Jesus.
So, without the first church center, the second one wouldn’t have been established. Without the second church center, the security guard still wouldn’t have heard the name of Jesus. And the ripples go on and on.
To put it simply, Global Mission pioneers are trained and ready to serve wherever they are needed. They want to tell others about a powerful and loving God, but they can’t do it alone. Your support equips them with the resources they need to do this important work.
On behalf of Pastor Paul and hundreds of other Global Mission pioneers, thank you for helping to make their work possible!
To connect with people in Manhattan, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has established a center of influence called Life Hope Center Bryant Park.
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