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Hispanic Evangelism Festival (Feb 9-12, 2012)

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Over 2,500 people attended the Hispanic Evangelism Festival this year in Ocean City, Md. (Feb. 9-12). At the event’s inception 16 years ago, 340 people attended. With its steadily increasing presence, this event is now one of the Potomac Conference’s annual highlights.


 

 

 

 

Life-sized models of the Israelites’ sanctuary furniture provided a tangible illustration for this year’s theme, “The Sanctuary – a Place of Hope.”  The sanctuary furniture was built and assembled by Juan Sanchez and Jose Ortiz, members of the Capital Spanish and Washington Spanish Church.

Speakers this year included Pastor Stephen Bohr from the Central California Conference, Pastor Ismael Castillo from Montemorelos, Mexico, Pastor Hermes Tavera-Bueno from the Florida Conference, Pastor Miguel Valdivia, Editor at the Pacific Press in Nampa, Idaho, and Pastor Bill Miller, President of the Potomac Conference.  A well-known musician within the Hispanic community, Felipe Garibo, from California, acted as the guest performer.

 

Throughout the week, attendees enjoyed listening to various seminars and speakers, singing, and praying. Each received a special evangelism box containing a Bible, books, Bible studies and other materials in hopes of preparing them to share the Gospel in their own community.

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What has now become the highlight of the festival, a special ceremony celebrated 116 individuals graduating from the School of Theology.  Graduates from the program are specifically trained in home study evangelism, one of the fastest-growing segments within Adventist education.

 

 

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Great event!
written by Paolo Espoito, February 16, 2012
Thanks for the write up! It was truly a powerful event!

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