Almost 300 Baptized so far in Edmonton, Alberta

As spring begins to emerge from the cold of a northern winter, hope is springing up in the hearts of many people in Alberta’s ‘Gateway to the North’.

A three-year-long citywide evangelistic project is reaching its crescendo as John Bradshaw, Speaker/Director of media evangelism ministry It Is Written, presents Revelation Today, a month-long study of many of the major themes of the Bible. Conducted in partnership with more than 20 local churches and companies, the secular city of Edmonton is experiencing an exciting harvest, the result of several years of careful sowing and cultivation.

While the series continues until May 9, four new church plants have already been established, two of which are working directly with It Is Written’s Revelation Today series.

IMG_3007_edit“While Edmonton is known as a difficult city to reach with the gospel, we’ve seen here an openness, a strong response to the invitation to know and accept Jesus,” John said. “The churches have been working for some time and the seeds that have been sown are starting to grow for the Lord.”

Yves Monnier, Director of Evangelism at It Is Written, is encouraged by the strong emphasis on planting new churches in Edmonton.

“Many of those who are attending Revelation Today will become involved with the new church plants,” he reports. “By the time the series is over, we hope each church will have over 100 members.”

During the first week of the Revelation Today meetings, Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Singers have been blessing seminar guests with outstanding music.   During the day the students have visited Edmonton’s Light Rail Transit stations and invited people to attend the series, as well as inviting others through street ministry in Edmonton. Numerous people have attended Revelation Today on the strength of these invitations alone.

IMG_2877_editKeith LaRoy, Outreach Coordinator in Edmonton, has been managing a team of seven full-time Bible workers and assisting pastors and churches during this three-year project. He feels that the Revelation Today series has come at the perfect time in Edmonton.

“This city is young and affluent compared to the national average. As a result, the vast majority of folks are just not interested in spiritual things,” Keith said. “Politically, economically, socially, religiously, I believe that this series could not have better timing. Nothing has ever been done like this before in Edmonton. We sense that God is trying to get people’s attention in this city.”

Bible study enrollment cards have been distributed throughout Edmonton, and to date nearly 300 people have already been baptized. Attendance at the meetings is flourishing.

Many of the Bible workers have reported providential and positive experiences. There have been many encouraging testimonies as to how the Holy Spirit has been moving in the It Is Written series.

  • A Bible worker responding to a request for Bible studies was immediately buzzed into an apartment building when he stopped to visit. He was confused when he was handed a $20 bill, and the lady of the home was confused because he did not have the Chinese food she had ordered! When the misunderstanding was corrected, she gladly began Bible studies and is currently preparing to for baptism!
  • IMG_3127_editThe Edmonton series is being translated into sign language, and sign language speakers have been able follow every word of the meetings.
  • One woman who received a Bible Study enrollment card began Bible studies and is attending the meetings being presented by Pastor Bradshaw – the first time she has ever attended anything related to the Bible. Her husband, a self-proclaimed non-believer, has also been attending Revelation Today!
  • One man who mailed in an It Is Written Bible study request card decided against pursuing the studies, and told our Bible worker he was not interested in attending Revelation Today. However, he showed up on opening night with his whole family and has attended the meetings every night.
  • One of our Bible workers struck up a friendship with a man he was sitting next to in a public library. Eventually they started studying the Bible together. Now the young man is not only attending the series, but is also helping as one of the volunteers during registration. Each night when the meeting begins, he leaves his post so he will not miss any portion of John’s presentation.

As spring heralds new life, new life is being experienced by many who are responding to the invitation to know Jesus personally. Thank you for praying for the work in Edmonton, for Pastor Bradshaw and the nightly messages, and for the many who are finding hope in Christ in preparation for Jesus’ return.

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10 comments on “Almost 300 Baptized so far in Edmonton, Alberta

  1. Rosa Cardona on

    This is very exciting news! We have such a need for Jesus to return to Earth because of the incredible, rampant evil going on in this world. But we know that until all people have a chance to hear the gospel of Jesus and His salvation, Christ cannot return. How wonderful to see evidence of the Holy Spirit moving among those who are serving Him in this endeavor and those who will respond to the knowledge of God’s plan of salvation given the opportunity. God knows those who are His and is seeking them out. May we who know of God’s plan find a way to reach others for His kingdom.

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  2. Patrick Ebong on

    “I still would like to thank you for the effort you are making Pastor.We are almost passing probation time and when that is done then we’ll expect the return of Jesus.Please may you continue with the spirit Pastor tx.”

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  3. Martin Mokaya on

    GLORY TO HIM WHO SITS UPON THE HEAVENLY THRONE AND THE LAMB FOR THE PLENTEOUS HARVEST(Rev.5:1,7,13;Rev.4:2,9,10;Matt.9:37)

    Amen per Matthew 28:18-20;Acts 2:38;Mark 16:14-18;Revelation 14:6-12.

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  4. Joseph Otieno on

    Glory to GOD and be blessed all of those who accepted the gospel. We’ll continue praying for them so that their faith stand strong in JESUS.
    TRUELY, JESUS IS COMING SOON! Be prepared, Brethren.

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  5. Margaret Toler on

    Thank you Pastor Bradshaw for your continuing service to the Lord in bringing the Word to Edmonton, Alberta and everywhere you are led. I will keep you in prayer.

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  6. Charlotte Huenergardt on

    What a thrill to read about the “providential and positive” experiences there in Edmonton. Thank you IIW team for all
    that you are doing to spread the gospel so Jesus can come and take us home.
    We will keep praying for you!

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  7. Richard Burnett on

    PRAISE GOD, ALMIGHTY!!! The HOLY SPIRIT is doing a MIGHTY WORK to the GLORY OF GOD.If ever there was a time we need to be out sharing “The GOOD NEWS of SALVATION and REDEMPTJON in JESUS CHRIST, Our Lord, IT SURELY IS NOW!!!

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