Foreign Missions Service
By LJ Harry
"Tonight is going to be a great night in the Kingdom of Heaven."
- Norman Paslay, II
I couldn't have said it better myself. We heard from God
tonight. That much is true. He chose to use two
speakers, one choir, and multiplied missionaries.
In his keynote address, Mark Johnston said, "we consider it our
mission to always be asking for more." Johnston challenged us to consider
asking, reaching, and praying for more.
In typical hysterical fashion, Norman Paslay and Paul Mooney
conducted the offering ceremony. They pulled out all the
stops. As each missionary family received enough pledges to
return to the field, the military chaplains drove them in golf carts
out of the service beneath a shower of confetti made of yellow
shredded PIM forms.
By the close of the offering, a record number of the following
foreign missionaries were
funded to return to the field.
Following the offering, the Florida District Choir sang wearing
their multi-colored robes. Each of the 8 sections of the
district wore a different color robe, reminiscent of cultures the
world over joining together to worship one God.
Jerry Dean then preached the "Crushing Weight of Eternity".
Following his message, many filled the altars under the crushing
weight of conviction to answer the call of the "Crushing Weight of
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