Evangelistic Meetings A Wonderful Event
As the evangelistic series, led by Brian McMahon, drew to its conclusion in May, the members of the Valley View Church in East Wenatchee, Wash., had many reasons to rejoice. Over the course of two Sabbaths, 14 new converts chose to be baptized and follow their Savior. In addition, eight current members chose to recommit their lives to Jesus through baptism.
Each night, as the adults met in the sanctuary, the younger children attended a program of their own. The children enjoyed music, stories and crafts with their leaders Desiree Wichapool and John Goodwill. Attendance in the children’s program averaged 18–22 nightly. Their enthusiastic singing echoed through the halls of the church, bringing smiles to many faces.
The series of 24 meetings began April 16. Genelle Pepple, local coordinator, undaunted by the enormity of details involved in organizing such an event, inspired the majority of fellow church members to take an active role. Enthusiasm was abundant throughout the series as members and visitors alike were blessed in the study of God’s word. It was a joy to see the sanctuary filled night after night. It was an even greater joy to see lives changed by the power of God’s word.