NEW ORLEANS – Psalm 127:1 tells us, “Except the Lord build the House, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (KJV). From Sept. 1-28, 2019, the Westbank United Seventh-day Adventist Church experienced a Gospel Explosion with Gordon Fraser, a pastor from the Illinois Conference. Nearly every evening, members and visitors came ready to listen. They came to get answers from the Word of God. Before listening to the message, the visitors had the opportunity to ask questions. Among the visitors was a minister from another denomination who enjoyed asking questions. He was always satisfied with the answers he received from the evangelist.
Musical selections were brought to us by Fraser’s wife; Westbank church’s choir; the 7AM singing group under the direction of Hezekiah Brinson; the renowned soloist Bridget Basile; and different choirs from other churches.
David Hinds, after greeting the members and visitors, distributed giveaways such as gift cards and gasoline cards. At the end of the Gospel Explosion, Hinds gave away two 50-inch flat screen televisions to encourage the visitors to tune into Hope Channel. Hinds commented, “The presence of the Holy Ghost was in this place.”
As a result of the evangelistic meetings, seven people have decided to follow Christ by baptism. We have fulfilled the text in Matthew 28:19 that says: “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.” May God be praised!
By Mathieu Cherenfant