In preparation for the literature distribution month and impact day, a special book dedication ceremony was held at the Australian Union Conference (AUC) for the 2021 Missional Sharing Book of the Year, Hope for Troubled Times.
AUC president Pastor Jorge Munoz led in a prayer of dedication and asked God to bless the initial outcome of the sharing book print run.
“It is important that we take the time to commit this book to the Lord and to share Adventist literature,” explained Pastor Munoz. “Many people have been adversely impacted by the pandemic, and God can use this resource to bring hope into people’s lives.”
Hope for Troubled Times was written by Mark Finley and produced by the Seventh-day Adventist world Church. Although it was written as a result of COVID-19, it can also apply to other significant challenges that are faced individually or globally, such as unemployment, natural disasters, domestic violence, famine, war and health issues.
In recent times there have been many situations that have led people to ask, “Where is God in all of this?”
Hope for Troubled Times explores God’s answers to the many questions we have in times of trouble.
Impact day, on May 15, is a day where church members are encouraged to participate in a massive global literature distribution in their communities with the main purpose of bringing hope to people.
This year, for the first time in recent history, every conference in Australia and New Zealand will join in this exciting mission and share Hope for Troubled Times.
The AUC, along with many of its local conferences, will be using the month of May as an impact month, encouraging local churches to dedicate the whole month to prayer, sharing their faith and distributing this booklet of hope.
“We are excited about the opportunity that this initiative will provide to connect with people, and most importantly, to introduce Christ as the source of Hope!” stated Pastor Munoz. “We want to invite each church and every member to join us in making this month an impactful month for God’s kingdom.”
“The most important thing churches can do this impact month is to pray, pray that this book reaches those who need it most and pray that as we share our faith, people are inspired and given hope,” explained Brenton Lowe, Literature Ministry coordinator at Adventist Media.
“Churches also need to read the book so that they are ready to share it and discuss the content,” he added.
If you’d like to join the movement to share Hope For Troubled Times with your community this May, contact your local pastor or visit the project’s webpage for more information.