Smith encourage LAAians to be impact players
During the week of prayer, August 8, Pastor Dan Smith shared a message to the students and teachers of Lipa Adventist Academy (LAA) inspiring them to be “impact players” for Christ.
Pastor Smith, with his passion to share the character of God, had change lives of many people on his conducted evangelistic crusades and week of prayers. Like him, the pastor motivated the LAAians to share God’s love and made impact in others’ lives. “Many pastors preach into evangelism, my particular way, I feel bad when people say bad things to God,” Pastor Smith said. “My dream is to make God look good, to make people like God.” He also said that he prays for LAA, that it will be a school with commitment to raise young people for God. “And above all, everybody knows God and has a heart to share God in the Philippines,” he stated. For the whole week, he and his team “The Search 2019” had raised 8,000 dollars for the roofing of the new church building in Villa De Lipa.
Bell: “Visiting LAA was worth it.”
Pastor Basil Bell said in an interview that the time and opportunity for him to speak and invest himself with Lipa Adventist Academy Students (LAAians) during the week of prayer was worth it.
Bell, a pastor in San Diego, California, was the guest speaker of LAA during the first ever week of prayer of the school year that was simultaneously held with the evangelistic crusade in Lipa, City, August 5-11.
With the theme “Go! Search the Word ‘That I may know Him,’” LAA was one of the areas that the “Search 2019,” Pastor Bell’s team, reached out. Like the usual schedule, the student’s week of devotion borrowed one hour every morning and afternoon. Furthermore, the intern pastors who stayed in the school for almost 2 months gave bible study to students and also to people nearby the school campus every afternoon. On August 11, 19 students and 23 non-students accepted Jesus in their lives through baptism. “I believe, what I have seen, this is a wonderful school with dedicated teachers and students filled with God’s love and that is worthy of support,” Pastor Bell said.