January 31, 2014

Mission to the Cities: Impacting Miami in 2014

BY ALLAN MACHADO, Florida Conference vice
president for Spanish-language Ministries

The Lord is calling us to impact
urban areas with the message of hope with which God entrusted Adventists.
Consider the fact that more than 80 percent of Florida’s population lives in
large cities.

With this in mind, pastors from
Florida and Southeastern conferences have joined together in south Florida to
perform a great work. The goal is to impact the Greater Miami area. From
February 1-8, an extraordinary event will be hosted in the city of Miami that
will aim to glorify the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim
His glorious plan of salvation in a comprehensive way—treating the health of
the body and soul of community residents in Dade and Broward counties.

This important week kicks off at
Miami International Airport Convention Center. It begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday,
February 1, with a musical worship service, followed by a message from renowned
international evangelist Alejandro Bullón.

Resuming at 3:00 p.m., seminars
will be available on topics that will answer important questions regarding
family, youth, health, and finances, among others. At 5:00 p.m., the audience
will enjoy a concert by well-known Christian singer Steve Green, followed by
Pastor Bullón with the final message.

On February 2, the Miami
International Airport Convention Center will open its doors from 10:00
a.m.-3:00 p.m. for the Total Health
Expo 2014
. Free of charge to the entire community, this event is
sponsored by Florida Conference and Florida Hospital’s CREATION Health, in
collaboration with dozens of other health organizations in the Miami area.

This evangelistic project includes
more than 25 preachers who will come to Miami from across the U.S. to present
messages of faith and trust in God at this special time. At 7:30 p.m. every
night, beginning February 2, these evangelists will preach in almost 30
different places in Dade and Broward Counties, lifting Jesus Christ and
confirming our faith in Him.

As we seek to truly impact this
urban Florida community, pray that the Holy Spirit is poured out as we Impact
Miami, and pray that many will come to know there is hope because we have a
Savior, Christ our Lord.