Evangelism Under the Big Tent

December 01, 2005 | Larry Popplewell

Delissa Hilaire was going down Martin Luther King Boulevard in Portland when she noticed a large billboard advertising a tent meeting. The sign caught her attention, but she did not get the address. Later, in conversation with her sister, she learned about the big white tent being pitched on the corner of MLK and Fargo. Curious, she came by and found that the two signs matched up. She attended each night as Randolph Stafford, South Central Conference evangelist, presented from the Bible the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Each evening, music was provided by members of the Sharon and Your Bible Speaks churches. A team of Bible instructors worked with each person who attended the meetings. As a result of the meetings, Hilaire, her sons and 33 other people have been baptized.

The crusade was hosted by Royal Harrison, Sharon Church pastor.