by Debra Whilby
The Rise Again Evangelistic Outreach conducted at Sunrise, Fla., Church by Roy Gordon, retired pastor and youth leader, had a tremendous impact on church members and the Sunrise community.
Meetings were held nightly for three weeks from Sunday to Wednesday with two sessions on Sabbath. Monday nights were specifically for young people as they were reminded to hold on to God even through the difficult times.
On the last Wednesday evening, something miraculous happened as Pastor Gordon presented his message, The Close of Probation. Prior to the meeting, there was a scheduled baptism for one confirmed candidate. At the close of the sermon, Pastor Gordon made an appeal, and five men requested baptism.
When the meetings concluded on Saturday, another baptism was held with eight more souls won for the kingdom of God. Those witnessing the baptisms were reminded, “…likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth.” —Luke 15:7.
A special music program brought the day to an end with Sunrise members praising and rejoicing in the Lord.