By Mark A. Kellner in Adventist Review

Ambitious goals — and audacious prayer requests — were outlined Tuesday afternoon, April 12, by leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's 13 world divisions during the second of three Spring Meeting sessions held at the world church's headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.

Homer Trecartin, outgoing president of the Adventist Church's Middle East-North Africa region, said five of the world's "most un-entered cities" are within this area, which is overwhelmingly Muslim. During the past four years, he said, "God has helped the team to plant people in some of the unentered cities. I have seen not just by faith, but actually glimpses of what God is planning to do in MENA."

Trecartin charged Rick McEdward, outgoing director of the Global Mission Centers and associate director of Adventist Mission who was just elected to head the MENA region, to follow through on the start made in the area during the recent period. (Just before the Spring Meeting, Adventist leaders elected Trecartin to serve as director of the Global Mission Centers.)

In presenting their reports, leaders of the Adventist Church’s divisions revealed the creativity found among the world’s 19 million church members when it comes to reaching neighbors with the everlasting gospel.

In the church's West-Central Africa Division, for example, a "center of influence" to be called the Millennium Guest House will open in Monrovia, Liberia, with a goal of reaching higher levels of society. Read More . . .