Harvesting Seeds of Truth as Fruit of Evangelism

June 6 2012 #546
by Haskell Williams

Campaign Site Narrative. The speaker assigned to this site was Haskell Williams.

You never know where the seeds of truth will be scattered. A friendship, a broadcast, a seminar spreads the kernel of the Gospel in hearts that may not ripen for some time.

When the Lenoir SDA Church decided to hold a harvesting event in the Spring of 2012, they were diligent to share truth-filled literature and cultivate the soil of friendships. Bible Studies were shared.

But little did they know of what God had been planning. Within the first three nights, over 60 guests had visited the seminar. When Pastor Eric Hagan and speaker, Haskell Williams, visited Dora Bowlin they asked if she had ever heard messages like this before. She reached for her bookcase and retrieved a notebook with the lectures Pastor Jeff Donaldson had presented a decade earlier. She is prayerfully deciding how to respond.

Jane Carver and her granddaughter, Jessica, had received Bible Studies from the pastor and Head Elder, Clifton Harmon, but had made no commitment. Early into the meetings, they saw the consistency of truth and inquired about joining.

John and Rebecca Smith received a handbill invitation. Their interest in prophecy wouldn't let them miss a night. She came up from the baptism with ebullient joy. John is still struggling and needs our prayer.

Sam and Gail Dula had been able to tune in Doug Batchelor on the 3ABN Network until it changed satellites. But the nuggets of truth remained in their hearts. They came faithfully night-by-night and stood their stand for Christ.

It was a joyful Sabbath, May 26, in Lenoir when Rebecca Smith, Jeannie Holbrook, and Stephen Forester were baptized, joined by John Woods, Sam and Gail, and Jane and Jessica who professed their faith in our great Savior and united with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The church is following up this campaign with 'Following in the Footsteps of Jesus' to anchor the new members and continue working with the half-a-dozen interests who attended.
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