Kempsey Adventist Church and the South Kempsey Aboriginal church (NSW) partnered with evangelist Pastor Geoff Youlden and M24 Media to run a two-week evangelistic series titled “The Endgame” in Kempsey from May 20 to June 5.
A preliminary “Dinner with Geoff” on May 15 paved the way for the initiative, with around half of the 101 attendants being local community members.
The series focused on end times and prophecy topics, presenting what the Bible says about the current uncertainty in the world and if there is hope for humanity. Hosted by Kempsey area pastors Marty Thomson and Quintin Dutlow, all night presentations were led by Pastor Youlden.
The meetings also discussed health topics featuring a cooking demonstration presented by Nutritional Medicine Practitioner Leoni Gardner on the last day.
Around 140 people attended the first night, and the program was also live-streamed, reaching a broader audience online. “Social media advertising was focused on the Coffs Harbour to Port Macquarie region, but many others tuned in,” said Pastor Thomson.
On the last Sabbath, Pastor Youlden spoke about baptism “which coincided with a beautiful baptism on the day,” said Pastor Thomson. After Pastor Youlden’s appeal, 22 people expressed their wish to be baptised.
“We praise God for the outcome of the series,” Pastor Thomson added.