WJC Shifts into High Gear for Mission Project 2019 Culmination

  •   Adiese Jonas-Murphy, Associate Communication Director
  •  Friday, January 18, 2019
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Members of the Copse Church share a care package with a community member during a Mission Project Impact outreach effort. | PHOTO CREDITS:  Contributed


With just over three weeks to go until Mission Project 2019 Convention, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Western Jamaica has shifted into high gear with its preparations.


As the major evangelistic thrust for the first quarter of the year, it is the hope of the Church to propel the gospel to all persons within its borders. Under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, the Church aims to conduct over 111 reaping events and over 535 community outreach projects. These in turn it hopes will become the entering wedge for persons yearning to have a deeper and more fulfilling relationship with Jesus Christ.


According to Treasurer of the Conference, Mrs. Marion Barrett Popkin, Mission Project 2019 allows a perfect avenue for each member to be actively engaged on the ‘evangelistic train.’ She is hopeful that each member of the church will embrace this opportunity with a sense of personal responsibility to lead others to experience salvation.


“With this total member involvement (TMI) programme,” she stated “we hope that more members will embrace this initiative to partner with other members from their churches to lead a relative, co-worker or friend to the Lord. If not in time for the celebration on February 9, then certainly for 2019. This is a financially low or no cost opportunity for each member, even the ones who are shy, to be involved in soul winning,” she ended.


Among the reaping events underway, there are four major evangelistic campaigns including Administrators and Departmental Directors from the Jamaica Union Conference and the West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. They are as follows:

  • Pastor Everett Brown- Santa Cruz, Lacovia and Goshen Districts (St. Elizabeth)
  • Meric Walker- Lucea, Chambers Pen, March Town and Dias Districts (Hanover)
  • Pastor Adrian Cotterell- Savanna-la-mar District (Westmoreland) and
  • Pastor Joseph Smith- Seaford Town District (Westmoreland)
  • Pastor Vincent Rose- Darliston District of Churches (Westmoreland)


To further strengthen the scope of the spoken word, evangelists from the wider-organization will be added to the lineup. These include: Pastor Ted Wilson, President of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church and internationally renowned Evangelist Mark Finely. Other leaders from the World Church and North American Division will conduct evangelistic series, leading up to the climactic celebration of souls won for the Lord on Sabbath February 9 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.


Included in the over 535 community outreach projects planned, are four Parish-Wide Health Expos that will be hosted by the West Jamaica Conference in each Parish.


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