by Lake Union Herald, courtesy Adventist Review
Did you know that 580 cities in the world have a population of more than one million people? Did you know that in 45 of these cities, there are less than 10 Adventist church members? Did you know that 43 of these cities have no Adventist congregations? Clearly, there is a great work to be done, and students at Hillside Christian School, a Seventh-day Adventist institution in Wausau, Wisconsin, United States, are doing their part.
Every morning, Hillside students pray for a specific city in the North American Division that has a population of a million or more.
The project began when Paula Sachse, a member of The Shepherd’s House, a Seventh-day Adventist congregation in Wausau, talked to Charlyn Marsh, a teacher at the school, about a program she had heard about at Wisconsin camp meeting called “Mission to the Cities Prayer Map.” Sachse was excited about the discovery and explained to Marsh that the program is part of the General Conference’s “Reach the World” initiative. She asked Marsh if she was interested in having her school participate. Marsh replied that she was interested, so Sachse volunteered to come to the school and explain the prayer map to the students.