With prayer and preparation the Troy Seventh Day Adventist Church was ready for the Bible Prophecy Seminar presented by their local Pastor, Dennis Nickel.
It had been many years since something like this had happened in this farming and logging community in Idaho. October 13, opening night, people were waiting with anticipation for the seminar to begin.
The attendance was better than expected opening night at the Lion’s Ball and each of the following eight nights. This was strictly a prophecy presentation from Daniel and Revelation. Some of the comments indicated people enjoyed knowing more about prophecy. One person said, “I didn’t know the Bible interpreted it self so well” Someone else said, “we very seldom hear about Bible prophecy and the Second Coming of Jesus in our church.”
The presentations were informative and to the point. Pastor Dennis kept each presentation to thirty minutes. The result of the seminar proved productive in that we have about eight good interests asking to know more about what the Adventist church has to offer.
The church is planning to have follow up Bible Studies to prepare people for Jesus’ coming. We plan to hold another seminar in 2011 or 2012 and follow the formula given in Ministry of Healing, Ellen White claims will alone be successful; mingling with the people, winning their confidence, understanding their felt needs and inviting them to follow Jesus. This will include door to door work; visiting inactive members and inviting friends and neighbors to church sponsored events.
We thank God for His blessings upon our seminar and expect to see souls baptized into his kingdom.