Voice of Hope Bible Revival

June 11, 2024

OKMULGEE, OKLA. – The Voice of Hope Bible Revival began on March 30 at the Maranatha Seventh-day Adventist Church with Southwestern Union Executive Secretary Stephen Brooks as speaker. As a precursor to the event, the church held a number of community events to spark the interest of the people in the area.

Among those activities was a Community Fair Day, which was held on the grounds of the church on March 24. Though a severe storm was forecast for the day, the pastor and members (who were determined not to postpone the event) prayed that God would hold back the weather so that the fair could proceed as planned. God heard and answered the prayers of the church members, whose faith was rewarded with a delay in the storm until the event was concluded. Present for the fair was the Okmulgee Fire Department, who brought two fire trucks/engines and put on a drill about fire safety. Kids were allowed to get an up-close look at the fire trucks and their equipment. Also included in the fair were horseback riding for all attendees, a bouncing castle for the children and a classic car display. The community services department of the church provided free food and clothing for the community. This included grilling, barbeque and lots of tasty treats for all. Free haircuts were made available by a young man who was later married and baptized during the Bible Revival.

This event was later followed by a friends and family day on Sabbath morning, March 30, which was also a huge success. Then, Saturday night, the Bible Revival began. The attendance was great, and excitement filled the air. Each night hearts were moved by Brooks’ powerful preaching. Certificates of Achievement were given to those individuals who completed Bible studies that  Bible workers had conducted. On April 13, the revival ended with 14 people who accepted the messages and joined the church either by baptism, profession of faith or rededication. In addition, one baby was dedicated and a wedding was held.

We say, “To God be the glory!”

By Shelia Johnson