Youth Spread Gospel Seeds Throughout Entire Town

A crisp afternoon breeze greeted students from Gem State Adventist Academy and nine youth groups as they prepared to reach all the homes, businesses and churches in New Plymouth, Idaho, in a single afternoon with the 27 fundamental beliefs of the Adventist Church.

They used a new, eight-tract series called "Gospel Seed Information Packs" to introduce Adventist beliefs in a condensed form on the back of eye-catching "money" in various denominations.

“Placing our full message in every home is, in fact, an entire evangelistic effort in its own right," said Skip Johnson, New Plymouth Church pastor. "People are introduced to our complete message in their homes at their own pace." Church contact information was also included.

The literature also invited residents to an evangelistic series in Ontario presented by evangelist Ken Cox. Gem State students played an integral role in the Cox series as members from the Gem State Special Ops team taught the children’s meetings.

“This year our mission emphasis is local," said Kameron DeVasher, Gem State Academy pastor. "We believe, as stated in Acts 1, that meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the people around us is important, and Gem State Academy is a place to train disciples for Christ to do that."

May 01, 2004 / Idaho Conference