Dear AWR Friend,
COULD WE BE HEARING THE SOUNDS OF THE LOUD CRY?
Let me share with you some incredible things that are happening right now which indicate to me that Jesus is coming soon.
Just a few weeks ago, 16 Protestant pastors along with their congregations asked to become Seventh-day Adventists after listening to AWR!
It happened like this. Pastor Robert Dulay, who works with our AWR program on the island of Mindoro, Philippines, was driving his car when his cell phone rang.
The voice on the other end said, “I am Pastor Bill, and I would like to talk to you about your radio program. Can we meet together with some of my friends at the North
Mindoro Church of God?”
Pastor Dulay immediately drove over to meet with this pastor.
To his surprise, there were 16 pastors waiting for him, and what happened next is
They all said the same thing, “We have been listening to AWR and we all want to become Seventh-day Adventists. We are so convicted about
the Sabbath we are willing to give up our jobs and salaries, if need be, because of our desire to follow our Lord.”
Pastor Dulay almost fell off his chair! He asked them, “What about your church members?”
They responded, “They have been listening to AWR broadcasts as well, and most of them also want to join the Adventist Church!”
This is amazing! We began broadcasting across the island of Mindoro just 18 months ago with virtually no Adventist presence in the mountain villages. Now, 91 of those
villages want to become Adventists! We are working with them, scrambling to keep up with the Holy Spirit as He works in the hearts of people.
Last month I wrote to you about the communist rebel villages high in the mountains, and how they, too, began listening to the AWR broadcasts. As a result, we have now
baptized more than 200 communist rebels and five of their generals.
But these 16 Protestant pastors and their churches are not from the mountains—they’re from the coastal area, which in the past has been difficult to reach. Now, God is
opening a door and these
Protestant churches are coming forward! Surely, Jesus is coming SOON!
But there is more!
1,000 YOUNG ADULT AWR EVANGELISTS COMMIT TO EVANGELIZE INDIA!
Jennifer, a bright 16-year-old looked up at my wife Kathy and me and said, “We beat him and ran him out of the house!”
“You what?” I asked.
“Yes, that’s right. We beat him and ran him out of the house!”
I had just asked her how she and her family reacted when her brother, Lunmin, became a Seventh-day Adventist. We were at Spicer Adventist University in Pune, India,
where we had just talked to 50 young adults. The meeting was held in a large room connected live by Facebook to another 150 young adults across India. These young people
are being led by Lunmin, once known as a hunter, and by Pasang Tamang, an ex-Buddhist monk.
They have all committed themselves to the almost impossible task: After graduation from Spicer University, they plan to fan out across India and Nepal and preach as AWR
evangelists, using our evangelistic sermons on end-time prophecy. These are very determined and very courageous young people. For example, if caught preaching in Nepal, they
will go to prison for five years. In some parts of India, a reward is offered—of up to half a million dollars—for the killing of a Christian preacher.
The response of these young people is truly inspiring. Their slogan is: “Little Problem—Little Miracle, Big Problem—Big Miracle, No Problem—No Miracle!”
As we listened with our AWR team, we were so excited at the dreams and vision of these young people! They shared with us their plans, and we came
up with an inspired idea. We challenged them with the promise that AWR would supply each of them with a video projector if they would commit to preach five evangelistic
series each next summer, including a health seminar.
They were so excited! They immediately agreed. But then these 200 young people challenged us! They said, “By Christmas, we plan to have 1,000 young adults. Will you still
give each one a video projector?
Yes, we agreed! This will be a total of 5,000 evangelistic meetings that our young people will preach all across India!
Then one of our AWR team members said to me, “Let’s also tell the churches we will give them a video projector if they each hold five health and evangelistic meetings
I thought that was a wonderful idea, and by God’s grace, we will do it!
Now let me tell you about Lunmin, the young man leading this amazing group of young people. He grew up in the north of India in a very violent area. Many of the people
in his village carried high-powered rifles, and there were constant tribal wars. His own house was burned three times during his childhood years.
There was a Seventh-day Adventist mission school in his area, which he attended, but he told me, “I hated those Adventists!” While in high school he actually organized
riots against the Adventists in his area. He became a very troubled young man.
Because of his anger, he decided to hunt to earn money for his family. He said, “I was so angry, I would kill everything!”
One day, he was down by the river near the school and he cried out, “God, I do not want to see a miracle or an angel, I want to know the truth! I want to know about the
end of the world and death! Just send me a small brown book so I can read for myself.”
It’s amazing how God has so many ways to speak to us. How would He answer this unusual prayer?
A teacher at the Adventist school gave Lunmin a small book wrapped in brown paper! Lunmin went back to the river and looked at the title: The Great Controversy by Ellen
White. He was skeptical because it was written by the Adventist prophet, and he had vowed to never read anything from her. But he had a strong impression that this was the
answer to his prayer, so turning to the very last chapter, he read about the end of the world, the Second Coming of Jesus and the resurrection of the dead!
Lunmin began to cry as he realized he had found what he asked for—truth. He prayed and accepted Jesus. You can imagine the surprise of the teachers
at our mission school when Lunmin asked them to baptized him!
Today, he is a leader of a wonderful group of 1,000 young people preparing to be AWR evangelists. In just a few months they will present seminars on our Adventist health
message and then bridge over to Bible prophecy, starting with Daniel 2.
But what about Lunmin’s family? Thanks to his persistent witness, today his whole family are Seventh-day Adventists.
This group of dedicated young people are scattered all across India, but they’re tied together digitally. Their ministry has more than 18,000 followers on social media
from around the world.
We have managed to find video projectors for $100 each for these 1,000 young people. This represents a cost of $100,000, plus the cost of additional
projectors for as many churches in India as will commit to use them for presentations in their churches.
The challenge is daunting, but we are living in exciting times. Surely, Jesus must be coming very soon, and He calls us to have a heart for evangelism—for sharing the
And what can be more important than putting our treasure where our heart is? My heart is filled with gratitude at what God has done in my life, and He asks that I share
this wonderful message with others, because they, too, deserve to know that Jesus is coming soon!
This month, as we remember with gratitude what God has done in our lives, let’s remember the work of these young people in India. They’re on fire for Jesus, filled with
a desire to share the message. I firmly believe this is just the beginning of a worldwide army of young people that God is calling to finish the work.
If we do our part—like in Mindoro—God will reward our efforts! Please pray for these 16 pastors and their congregations as they prepare to join the Adventist Church.
What a glorious future awaits us as we work together for Jesus!
Thank you for your support of Adventist World Radio. Working together, we can make a real difference for eternity.
It used to be we only dreamed of the amazing things that are happening right now. God’s Spirit is at work! Like the stories here testify, He works in pastors,
in rebels, in young people and in all the hearts willing to respond to His call. Thank you for your prayers and support of the work of Adventist World Radio.
With God’s Spirit, there are no walls, no borders, and no limits!