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Willow Brook church in Boonsboro, Md., pictured

600 Baptized in Fall Evangelism Efforts

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

At the Columbia Union Conference Constituency Meeting in May 2016, union leadership and conference presidents made a commitment to continue the strong focus on evangelism in the new quinquennium, starting with an initiative themed “Share the Light, Share the Hope.” Here are some highlights to date:

Fifty Chesapeake Conference churches (including the conference’s Willow Brook church in Boonsboro, Md., pictured above) hosted evangelism meetings; the Allegheny West Conference’s Glenville church in Cleveland baptized more than 100 people; evangelistic meetings in Hispanic churches in the Ohio Conference resulted in 200 baptisms and six new church plants; more than 1,300 Pennsylvania Conference members ministered in western Pennsylvania in preparation for 14 evangelistic meetings; and reaping campaigns in the Potomac Conference resulted in more than 300 baptisms.

“I believe we are just seeing the first of many miracles and baptisms in our Columbia Union churches as God honors and blesses our commitment to keep His mission our top priority,” says Frank Bondurant, union vice president for Ministries Development.

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