Pastor John Stafford presented a four week series of evangelistic meetings in the Zillah Seventh-day Adventist Church. Interest was awakened, a month before the meetings began, with a Dallas Holmes concert held at the local Zillah High School Concert Hall where 300 attended.
Fliers were delivered both by mail and by personal invitations door to door. Several people showed interest and at least 12 of them came to the meetings. A children’s program was provided downstairs so that the parents and adults could enjoy the messages uninterrupted.
At the beginning of each meeting there was a drawing of tickets where three winners could come down to the front and pick a free book. There was a good selection of books to choose from including children’s story books, cook books, and missionary story books. After each meeting, several ladies provided refreshments in the fellowship hall. That is when visitors and members were able to get acquainted.
Four decisions were made for baptism. They will be baptized soon after they finish their baptismal class. Each Sabbath following these meetings, there is a new beginners Sabbath School class, followed by the worship service where Pastor Stafford continues with the series to give a complete message. These meetings have helped the members to re-affirm their faith in the Christ centered Adventist doctrines of our Church.