Atlanta Belvedere Experiences Spring Revival
The Atlanta Belvedere Church completed a successful spring evangelism crusade on Sabbath, April 29, 2023, which resulted in 23 persons being baptized. David Long, pastor and director of stewardship, personal ministries, Sabbath School, prayer ministries, and prison ministries for the Southern Union Conference, was the speaker for the revival with the theme, “Restoration Now.” The central focus of the revival was “God’s Restorative Power and Promises.” Through his impassioned preaching, individuals were brought to a clearer understanding of the mighty power of God.
Samuel Bulgin, D.Min., lead pastor, and Donneival Walker, D.Min., associate pastor, provided excellent support, and the event was strongly supported by the members.
The 23 individuals who surrendered to Christ consisted of two adults and 21 youth from Atlanta Belvedere Church and the Atlanta Zomi Church, located on the Belvedere campus.
Baptism is a significant and meaningful act of faith and obedience to God. It is a public declaration of someone’s faith in Jesus, and a witness of receiving God’s grace and forgiveness.
In the book of Acts, there are several examples of people being baptized after accepting Jesus as their personal Savior (Acts 2:38-41, 8:36-38, 10:47-48). The Apostle Paul also spoke about baptism, saying it symbolizes the union with Christ in His death and resurrection (Romans 6:3-5).
The church members praise God for the significant and meaningful act of faith and obedience to God by the 23 who surrendered their lives to Christ during the evangelism meetings.
Georgia-Cumberland | July 2023