Evangelism a Family Matter at Cedarhome

Evangelism a Family Matter at Cedarhome It’s been 30 years since the Cedarhome Church in Stanwood, Wash., held an evangelistic series. Last spring, that changed when evangelist Richard Halvorson preached about prophecy. Since then, 18 people have made decisions for Jesus, and the church is excited about evangelism. When Paula Fuentes enjoyed a series of meetings at the Mount Vernon Church, she decided to invite her brother and sister-in-law, Gabriel and Dawn Zamora, to attend the meetings in Cedarhome. Zamora—who attended various churches in the past—finally found the church where she belongs. “I never felt at home until I came to these meetings,” she said. “Now I know the truth of God’s Word.” Zamora also invited her mother, Merilyn Underwood, to come to the prophecy meetings, where Underwood decided to ask God for a sign. She received two signs on the final Friday night—clouds in the shape of a cross, and a vibrant rainbow over the church. “I just feel so much peace here at Cedarhome. I know this is my church home.” Other family connections: Thirty years ago, Emily Johnson’s mother was baptized at the last Cedarhome evangelistic series; celebrating Emily’s baptism was a special moment for the Johnson family. As a result of leading a Bible study group with her husband, Doug, Lynnette Peterson decided to be baptized. From the Peterson's small group, a mother/daughter team, Linda Schmoe and Laura Nunnally, also made decisions for baptism.

Evangelism a Family Matter at Cedarhome

It’s been 30 years since the Cedarhome Church in Stanwood, Wash., held an evangelistic series. Last spring, that changed when evangelist Richard Halvorson preached about prophecy. Since then, 18 people have made decisions for Jesus, and the church is excited about evangelism.

When Paula Fuentes enjoyed a series of meetings at the Mount Vernon Church, she decided to invite her brother and sister-in-law, Gabriel and Dawn Zamora, to attend the meetings in Cedarhome. Zamora—who attended various churches in the past—finally found the church where she belongs. “I never felt at home until I came to these meetings,” she said. “Now I know the truth of God’s Word.”

Zamora also invited her mother, Merilyn Underwood, to come to the prophecy meetings, where Underwood decided to ask God for a sign. She received two signs on the final Friday night—clouds in the shape of a cross, and a vibrant rainbow over the church. “I just feel so much peace here at Cedarhome. I know this is my church home.”

Other family connections: Thirty years ago, Emily Johnson’s mother was baptized at the last Cedarhome evangelistic series; celebrating Emily’s baptism was a special moment for the Johnson family. As a result of leading a Bible study group with her husband, Doug, Lynnette Peterson decided to be baptized. From the Peterson's small group, a mother/daughter team, Linda Schmoe and Laura Nunnally, also made decisions for baptism.

November 01, 2006 / Washington Conference
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