Forward in Evangelism

The results of African evangelism.

ROBERT H. PIERSON, President, Southern African Division

The politicians are not the only ones who are on fire in Africa today! Our Seventh. day Adventist workers, sensing the solemnity of the times in which they live and labor, are ablaze for God. Every-department, every-worker, every-member evangelism has been the keynote of our program in the Southern African Division for the past four years. Our African, European, Colored, and In­dian workers all have joined hearts and hands in a great forward surge of evan­gelism despite the turmoil and trouble much of our field has been experiencing.

We have held workers efforts and lay ef­forts, city efforts and village efforts, coun­try efforts and cottage efforts. There have been large efforts and small efforts, long efforts and short efforts—efforts conducted by adults and efforts conducted by youth.

God has blessed the labors of His con­secrated soul winners. In spite of the shock­ing conditions that have prevailed in many parts of the division, 70,000 persons have joined the ranks of God's remnant church through baptism and profession of faith during the past four years. Thousands more are preparing for this precious privilege.

On an average, a new church of forty-five members has come into existence in the Southern African Division every twenty-four hours during the past quadrennium. For what has been accomplished we give God all the glory and praise—it is His work. May it soon be finished!

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ROBERT H. PIERSON, President, Southern African Division

July 1962

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