EJC President makes passionate plea for members to become engaged in soul winning
Written by: Phillip E. L. Castell, Director, Communication, Public Affairs & Religious Liberty | Friday, February 7, 2020
East Jamaica Conference president, Dr. Eric Nathan made a passionate plea for every member of the church to do all they can to win at least one member for the Lord in 2020. The top Adventist church leader in the Conference was addressing pastors, elders and local church leaders gathered at the Kencot SDA Church on February 1, 2020 for a special top level meeting in preparation for the upcoming Mission 2020 Reaping campaign with international speaker Dr. Abraham Joules on March 21.
“Why we call on you here this afternoon is not just to make you uncomfortable to lead your church but we believe that if we can get more people to be engaged much more can be accomplished,” the president said to his leaders
“I am marveled at the many people who care not if any visitor come to church. I marvel at the many people in church who care not if a soul is baptized. I am marveled at choir members who would sing good songs but would not make an effort to invite somebody to church,” the president said as he urged church members to become engaged.
The president went on to make the point that if every church member
would work to win one soul for the Lord in 2020 then the results would phenomenal. He singled out several groups in the church including elders and choir members to make his point as he tried to convince listeners to become engaged in the business of saving souls.
“We have over two hundred elders that are registered with the elders association, suppose two hundred and forty elders vowed like the people in the time of Paul who said we will not eat now sleep until we kill this man. Suppose we had two hundred and forty elders who would say we will not rest until we see one soul baptized because of my ministry”.
In his address, Nathan posited that in 2020 the strategy is about the power of the single unit and reiterated that if every member of every department in the church got involved in the winning of souls, then the outcome would be significant.
Nathan made his special appeal as the church prepares for what it expects to be a massive reaping campaign scheduled to begin on March 21, 2020 and run for two weeks with Pastor Abraham Joules as the evangelist. Every church in EJC that is not directly involved with the campaign at the epicenter at the VH Percy Center, is expected to participate in the campaign as a downlink site.