Troy Features Prophecy Seminar
Lights ... Camera ... Action! With prayer and preparation the Troy (Idaho) Church was ready for the Bible Prophecy Seminar presented by Dennis Nickel, their local pastor. It had been many years since something like this had happened in this farming and logging community.
On Oct. 13, 2010, opening night, people were waiting with anticipation for the seminar to begin. The attendance was better than expected at the Lion's Hall on opening night and each of the following eight nights. This was strictly a prophecy presentation from Daniel and Revelation. Some of the comments indicated people enjoyed knowing more about prophecy.
One person says, "I didn't know the Bible interpreted itself so well."
"We very seldom hear about Bible prophecy and the Second Coming of Jesus in our church," says another attendee. The presentations were informative and to the point. Nickel kept each presentation to 30 minutes. The result of the seminar proved productive — about eight good interests asked to know more about what the Adventist church has to offer.
The church is planning to follow up with Bible studies to prepare people for Jesus' coming. They plan to hold another seminar in 2011 or 2012, following Ellen White's counsel to mingle with the people, win their confidence, understand their felt needs and invite them to follow Jesus. This will include door-to-door work, visiting inactive members, and inviting friends and neighbors to church-sponsored events.