by Joan de Gannes
For three weeks at Pine Hills Church in Orlando, Fla., Alanzo Smith, director for family counseling at Greater New York Conference, found unique ways to present a variety of relevant family life relationship issues, including love, dating, marriage, singleness, grief, and depression. Each evening closed by focusing on the compelling truths of a risen and still relevant Savior who holds the answer to all issues facing modern Americans.
Each Tuesday, Youth Night consistently drew unparalleled numbers of young people to frank and compelling presentations on topics such as self-esteem, sexuality, music, suicide, depression, and violence. On Saturday evenings, attendees enjoyed local musical talent. An eagerly anticipated feature was the gospel music by soloist Claude Edwards from Jamaica.
Six individuals were baptized, and more than 70 people made a recommitment to a closer walk with the Master.