NAD Outreach Project Begins at Hagerstown
A nationwide effort to distribute millions of copies of The Great Hope, a condensed, easy-to-read version of The Great Controversy, began last week in Hagerstown during the Chesapeake Conference camp meeting.
The first copies of the 96-page book were just off the presses of the Review and Herald when Gary Gibbs, director of ministries development for the conference, organized several teams of camp meeting attendees to hit the streets around the nearby Hagerstown church. In 90 minutes they knocked on hundreds of doors and delivered about 530 copies of the book.
Team members prayed with the people they met and answered questions about upcoming church events. “I know that the Lord will certainly bless,” said Hagerstown pastor Chris Holland. “These are seeds sown. It was definitely doing God’s work today.” The Hagerstown SDA Church has ordered 38,000 copies of The Great Hope-enough to put one in every home in the city. Sharing the book will be a special emphasis in the North American Division during 2012 and 2013.