Monday, October 12, 2009

Church growth for Adventists in Egypt

An ongoing series of evangelism meetings in Cairo, Egypt called the Revelation of Hope, has brought attention and new interest to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Egypt--which the church's president in Egypt, Samir Berbawy, describes as dying.
On the books there are 840 members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Egypt. But in reality only about 200 people throughout the entire country are active in the church, Berbawy says.
Through meetings held at the Heliopolis, Cairo Seventh-day Adventist Church 17 people, 10 Sudanese and seven Egyptians, have committed to taking more Bible studies to prepare them for baptism into the Adventist Church.
"This is a significant number of people," says Berbawy. "We have not had non-Adventists make decisions like that for years."
He adds, "We haven't had such a meeting in Egypt for years and years and years. This has been good for our members and has been helping with the awakening of our local members."
See more in press release of ANN

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