Adventist-Laymen's Services and Industries 2011 Northwest Convention

August 01, 2011 | Nathanael Martin

Adventist-Laymen's Services and Industries Northwest chapter held its spring meeting April 28–May 1 on the beautiful shores of Coeur d'Alene Lake, Idaho. Those who attended were blessed and inspired with the prayer breakfast message by Henry Martin and by Steve Wohlberg and Duane McKey, featured weekend speakers.

The goal of ASI centers on personal evangelism at home, work and abroad, and this theme ran through the entire weekend. Members were challenged to step out of their comfort zone and allow the Lord to use them to spread the truth to their friends and work associates.

One of the hallmark traditions of ASI conventions are the stories of members in action. Local members from across the North Pacific Union Conference shared their personal outreach efforts in a variety of settings, from health clubs to mission aircraft construction and repair businesses. All exhibited enthusiasm about sharing the urgency of Christ's soon coming with all they meet.

Carolyn McHan, the newly elected president of ASI's Northwest chapter shares her thoughts on the vision of ASI members to share the gospel. "It can be all too easy with our hectic schedules to let days slip by without this happening," says McHan. "The mission of ASI is 'Sharing Christ in the Marketplace.' To accomplish this mission, ASI conventions are planned to revive and reinforce this desire to reach out to others. It is the goal of ASI Northwest to inspire and equip our members — through conventions, area meetings, Facebook and written communications — to keep the mission of ASI alive in our region."

McHan believes devotion to ministry is essential to success in these end times. "As we commit ourselves to service for others," she says, "we will be better equipped to serve our local churches and spread the good news of Christ's soon return. We are living in unprecedented times when people are seeking answers in a fast-changing, calamity-filled world. Never has the mission of ASI been more pertinent."

The weekend closed with a prayer breakfast on Sunday morning. During that final meeting, Mark Black challenged members to heed inspired counsel and remain true to the plans the Lord has for the Adventist Church — to truly follow His divine will in all they say and do. To find out how you can get involved in ASI, visit today and learn how you can share Christ in your marketplace.