Love in the Marketplace seeks to change lives through the printed pages
Written by: Phillip E. L. Castell, Director, Communication, Public Affairs & Religious Liberty | Thursday, April 26, 2018
Members of the Seventh-day Adventist church in East Jamaica Conference went into the community to distribute Adventist books and magazines to the public in a move calculated to bring people in touch with the love of God through the printed pages. The activity, dubbed “Love in the Market Place” was spearheaded by the Publishing Ministries Department of the Conference headed by Sis. Kathleen Dunkley. Some twelve thousand Priority Magazines and other books were made available for distribution this year.
“This is the fourth year of Love in the Market Place and it is an opportunity for the Church to go out and share the Gospel to all our community members,” said Dunkley who was among the scores of Adventists making an impact in Half Way Tree on April 21, 2018.
“Today is also world impact day of sharing the book of the year and our concern is not whether they read it or not but that we sow beside all waters,” added Dunkley who noted that no one knows what will l happen when someone takes a magazine and goes home with it.
“Many lives will be changed as a result of these books and Ellen White wrote that thousands will be brought into the church through the publications that are given out,” said Dunkley.
Speaking of the wonderful opportunity that the church now has to carry out the mandate of Christ, the Publishing Ministries Director said that now that we are in the time of peace, we must make the best use of now to tell people about the coming of Jesus.
“The time is coming when we will not have this opportunity anymore to share the gospel with as much people as possible,” said Dunkley who is convinced that the coming of the Lord is very near.
“Adventists are watchmen on the walls of Zion and have been given the solemn opportunity and responsibility to share the gospel to the world and to warn men and women of the imminent coming of Jesus Christ.”
In halfway Tree, pastors and members of the Andrews Memorial, New Haven and Kencot SDA Churches took to the streets to distribute priority magazines to passersby as they went about their business on Saturday evening.
The church gathered for worship and thanks giving after the literature distribution and was encouraged in the Word by intern pastor, Pastor Clarke
Free health checks were also done by a medical team from the Andrews Hospital who volunteered their services to the public in the afternoon.
In Stony Hills, Adventists brought the Stony Hill square to life as members from the Stony Hill SDA Church blanketed the area with the printed pages.
Prayers were offered to God on behalf of shoppers, businesses people and just about anyone who was willing to be prayed for my members of the church in the area.
Health professionals had their hands full as crowds of eager individuals waited to be tested.
Over three hundred books, magazines and tracts were distributed in Stony Hill while one hundred and fourteen persons signed prayer fellowship cards and twenty persons had their blood pressure tested.
Similar activities took place across the constituency in the afternoon of April 21, 2018.
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