Community Involvement Precedes Lawton Revival
Lawton » In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
These are the Master's words and commands. And, we are doing just that in this area of the Lord's vineyard. The hour is late, and time is far spent; therefore, we must be about our Father's business.
The Lawton Seventh-day Adventist Church will never be the same. On June 3, 2017, Gregory L. Stinson, pastor, along with the the church’s members, were blessed with the privilege of facilitating the baptism of 36 individuals.
However, the prayers and work began several weeks before the special baptism Sabbath. We began a church community involvement program on May 21 by inviting the community to an outdoor event.
During this event, church members provided clothing, food, health screenings, and an outdoor gospel concert for more than 250 people. This event gave the community an opportunity to interact with the church and its members prior to the opening night of the church’s revival series, and gave the church members the opportunity to invite the community to the revival.
It has been said that the work is too difficult to win souls in Lawton, but Stinson begs to differ! We praise God for His tremendous blessing in these meetings and the blessings to come.
Stinson was especially happy for the Moore family, who were youth leaders in their former church. Now we have additional young people who were baptized that add tremendous talents to our church family and our youth ministry at the Lawton church. The Lord blessed us to baptize a mother who had been watching the local 3ABN channel. Through power of the Holy Spirit, our revival led her to follow the Lord completely.
Lawton church members indicated that they had never seen this many people baptized at one time in their Lawton church. These baptisms have truly made history. To God be the glory! This is the beginning of great things for the districts of Lawton and Duncan churches.