RVAS Students Plan and Lead The Revelation

One idea and one group of committed Christian student leaders of Rogue Valley Adventist School resulted in a memorable night of praise, worship and community outreach.

The Revelation program was held at Bear Creek Park Sept. 20. With weeks of planning, practicing and advertising, the team was ready to come and share Jesus with the youth of the valley. They handed out fliers and posters, and advertised at many locations around Medford, Ore., including area Christian schools, the shopping mall and movie theaters.

Caleb Fjarli says, via MySpace, of one experience: "So we sat down in the courtyard in front of the theatre for like an hour talking with this guy named Chris. He is super nice and very intelligent. He is from a pretty rough family but is doing well. Circumstances made him unable to make it to The Revelation, but he has been coming to our church for the last few weeks. Everyone has been really impressed with how interested he is in our religion. Everyone in the adult Sabbath School is amazed by his intelligence. Apparently he taught himself Greek."

It's times like these that make the whole process worth it. "Our goal was to lead someone to God," Fjarli says. "Even if it was only one, we were successful." During the altar call nearly 20 people came up to the stage and publicly committed or recommitted their life to Christ.

Among those who worked with Fjarli were Ray Mitchell and Jez Kline on the sound system; Gabby Fernandez and Katie Cole, along with Fjarli, contributed some personal testimonies; Rachel Allen, Allison Cool, Josh Alvarez and Ryan Moore played music alongside Fjarli; Jessica Wold coordinated the advertising; and Brad King helped put together the posters and fliers.

December 01, 2008 / Oregon Conference