Students Participate in Life-Changing Meetings
During the Thanksgiving break, 30 Southern Adventist University students traveled to Cancun, Mexico, to conduct an evangelism series, leading to more than 50 individuals choosing to be baptized. The trip was part of the Soul-winning And Leadership Training (SALT) program, which is a partnership between Southern Adventist University and It Is Written.
The students each led out in their own churches, preaching for seven days. Earlier in the semester, the SALT students had gained valuable experience while assisting with a local evangelistic series held by John Bradshaw, director of It Is Written.
“The students went out into the community and gave Bible studies and then invited those people to the meetings,” said Douglas Na’a, SALT program director. “It was a great experience for them to be able to participate in the series from the very beginning to the end.”
More than 10 individuals from the Chattanooga community were baptized as a result of the meetings. Additionally, three Southern students requested baptism, including Prem King, who comes from a Hindu family and came to Southern specifically for the SALT program.
Participating in evangelism through SALT helped to grow King’s faith as he shared it with others, and he eventually decided to fully put his trust in Christ and become a member of the church.
“I kept telling myself that I didn’t need to get baptized, but I began to realize how important it is, and I couldn’t wait any longer,” King said. “I just decided to follow Jesus and not turn back.”