From the 17 – 23rd June, 2012, the “Meltdown to Eternity” Bible Prophecy Seminar was held in Rockhampton, QLD. Br. Paul Chapman presented the message each night, and local QLD youth, together with Brn. Hayden Wiseman and Sam Wiseman, presented a musical item to commence and close each meeting.
The main thrust of advertising was 10,000 flyers delivered via Australia Post, a half page newspaper ad in the Rockhampton “Morning Bulletin” (a local paid newspaper – 15,000 circulation), 50 x A3 Posters, community announcements on local radio and television, and word of mouth.
The Seminar got underway on time 7:00pm Sunday night. There were 8 visitors present and all of them expressed positive comments at the conclusion of the first night’s presentation. All indicated they would return for each night.
Four more visitors attended at various times during the week, to bring the total unique visitors to 12. One of the visitors is a pastor who has recently accepted the Sabbath. He conducts a home church meeting each Sabbath and has invited us to visit with him next time we are in Rockhampton.
Thursday night's presentation, entitled “God's Mark of Deliverance”, brought out the truth of the Sabbath and its purpose as a sign of creation and redemption. Br. Chapman informed the visitors present that he would be speaking on Sabbath morning at the local CWA hall, where he would look at nine New Testament verses that many Christian's use to support Sunday sacredness. As a result of the invitation three visitors also attended the Sabbath morning meeting. They also stayed for the combined fellowship lunch.
We also had on hand 50 pre-recorded DVD’s on the topic presented the first night – “The New World Order: Will it Succeed?”. (These had been recorded by Br. Chapman with the help of Br. Bruce Powell in NSW a few weeks before the seminar.) Each night we encouraged visitors to take these to hand out to their friends. By the end of the week, our supply of 50 was exhausted. All have requested DVD’s of the entire series of presentations which were recorded on video. We hope to have these available for distribution shortly.
Beyond those that attended the meetings, we received seven requests for the free pre-recorded DVD from people who were not able to attend the evening meetings. We also received nine reply paid requests for “The Great Controversy” book which was offered with the 10,000 flyers that went out.
All in all we have 27 new non-Adventist people that have been touched in some way by this outreach effort so far.
We thank the Lord for this response and ask that you please keep the visitors in your prayers.
If any have not yet, but would still like to donate to the costs of the mission, or give for future planned seminars, please give to the “QLD Prophecy Seminar” fund. You can also EFT donations via internet banking:
Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement QLD
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Once again, we thank everyone for their support and prayers.