Response to God’s Call
More than 760 young adults filled out commitment cards this morning to “give a year and pray about a lifetime” of missions service. Missionaries and staff wept as they watched young people respond to God’s Spirit. One student said a short time later that he was impressed that the call was not coerced by a person but that time was given for the Holy Spirit to gently speak to each individual. The challenge came after a full morning of “prayer for the nations,” video clips from ministries around the world, several praise and worship times, and a message by E. Scott Martin.
God not only spoke to young adults seeking His will for their lives, but He also ministered to Duke Energy Center workers. Patrick, a security guard, said that he listened to the messages during the “Gatherings.” He had accepted Christ as his Savior as a small child in his grandmother’s church, but had strayed from the Lord. He said, “I believe God is saying to me that I need to go back to church.”
Thursday afternoon activities include “Windows to the World,” and the final “Meal With a Missionary.” The exhibits also are open for young adults to interact with both U.S. and overseas missionaries. Tonight’s final “Gathering” will feature Communion and a message from a pastor in a closed country.
(Check out the AGWM Photo Gallery for WMS pictures.)
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