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5-3-12 Quiet Hour Ministries Celebrates 75 Years
Major event marks diamond anniversary
Diamond anniversaries are truly something to celebrate. And on Sabbath, April 28, more than 1,000 people joined Quiet Hour Ministries in celebrating 75 years of sharing God’s saving grace!
The special event featured José Rojas, QHM board member and mission trip volunteer, as the guest speaker. Award-winning vocalist Wintley Phipps provided special music and treated attendees to a full afternoon concert.
Worldwide evangelism is the central focus of Quiet Hour Ministries and the 75th celebration was no different. Throughout the program there were exciting mission stories directly from our volunteers and mission field leaders.
Randy and Rob Steffens, two young men who have joined several QHM evangelism mission trips, shared amazing stories from their experience on the QHM mission to Baguio City, Philippines last year. Hearty “Amens!” went up from the audience as the Steffens brothers told how God opened the way for them to share the gospel in a large public high school in Baguio City.
They also explained how a local lady came to the baptism service asking if she could be baptized as well. Not recognizing her from their meetings, Randy and Rob asked how she came to make this decision. She told them that each night she had listened to their meetings from her window just across the street from the meeting site. Believing what she heard, she had given her heart to Jesus! She was baptized that very day.
Other mission presenters included Dr. Dianne Fillman, who shared about her volunteer work in QHM medical clinics held as part of our evangelism mission trips. Joedy and Judy Melashenko told about their experience leading QHM youth mission trips.
Pastor Dan Smith shared stories from his many QHM mission trips. Pastor Swamidass Johnson, who came all the way from India, told many amazing stories from the team of QHM gospel workers he leads that reaches unentered areas around the city of Chennai.
In addition, attendees got a unique look at the QHM vision for worldwide evangelism, which includes reaching more than 1 million people every year through 5,000 evangelism volunteers by 2016.
There was also a special time to look back over the many milestones of our 75-year history. Video and audio clips were interspersed with interviews of Alma Tucker, who brings a background of more than 65 years with the ministry, and Pastor Bill and Jackie Tucker. Pastor Tucker, our president and speaker, was just three years old when he was first on a Quiet Hour broadcast!
In a tremendous blessing from the Lord, during the event an offering was given that is enough for 81 evangelistic series by our teams of volunteers, which will reach more than 40,000 people for Christ!
“It’s deeply moving to see the sacrificial way in which people gave to the Lord at our celebration,” said Pastor Bill Tucker, president and speaker of Quiet Hour Ministries. “I’m so excited to see God work through our supporters and volunteers to touch tens of thousands of lives around the world.”
Reflecting on the landmark occasion, Pastor Tucker added, “While this celebration is for our 75th anniversary, it really is a celebration of what God has done and is still doing. He has blessed in so many ways and we give Him all the glory!”
Video of the 75th celebration event will soon be online at www.qhministries.org/75
Quiet Hour Ministries is a Seventh-day Adventist supporting ministry focusing on international evangelism. Our evangelism mission trips involve people from all walks of life in reaching others for Christ. Last year alone, our combined ministries reached more than 190,000 people worldwide. For more information please visit www.qhministries.org.
Photo 1: Pastor Bill and Jackie Tucker welcome attendees to the celebration. Pastor Bill is the third generation, after his father and grandfather, to serve as president and speaker of Quiet Hour Ministries.
Photo 2: Pastor Swamidass Johnson from Chennai, India, told how God is using Quiet Hour Ministries gospel workers to reach unentered areas around Chennai.
All photos taken by Richard Steffens.