Evangelism Comes in Many Forms

Just out of Seminary, Jonathan Russell, who will be an assistant pastor at Sunnyside Adventist church, is helping out with an Adventist evangelistic effort in Orlando, Florida. The meetings are held directly across the parking lot from a strip mall. They purposely chose to hold their meetings in this part of town because of the abundance of crime and violence that take place there. They want to share some hope with this community. While they held their meeting last night, an armed robbery took place in one of the department stores only a few hundred feet away

A news crew came to do a story on the crime. They only spent a few seconds on the crime and spent over a minute talking about what the evangelistic meetings are trying to accomplish. God uses unusual circumstances to spread His word even farther. This story was aired as the first story on the 11 o’clock news on Channel 6 in Orlando, Monday, August 4, 2009. Check out the news video here: http://www.clickorlando.com/video/20278153/index.html