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9-18-12 Hope Channel’s Three North American Channels to Air Rally For New York City
A weekend of spiritual programs
Join Hope Channel, Hope Church Channel, and Esperanza TV for a weekend of special programs from New York City in support of a church initiative to share Christ with more than 8 million people in the New York City metro area. Hope Channel’s coverage will be hosted Friday by Pastor David Franklin, co-host of the network’s Let’s Pray! program, and on Saturday by Pastor Shawn Boonstra, host of Hope Channel’s Disclosure: The Future Declassified.
Viewers can expect inspiring and motivating messages from powerful speakers who will challenge them to get involved in local evangelism and support global outreach efforts through prayer.
The weekend rally begins Friday, September 21, and concludes Sabbath evening, September 22 at the North Bronx Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3743 Bronxwood Ave., Bronx, N.Y. Viewers will get to watch the key events live on Hope Channel’s three North American channels.
Friday, September 21
7:30 to 9:00 p.m. ET—Evening Service (Hope Channel, Hope Church Channel)
Speaker: Pastor Carlton Byrd, host of the Breath of Life television program
Sabbath, September 22
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET—Sabbath School (Hope Church Channel)
Speakers: Dr. Leroy Daley, Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Director, Northeastern Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Dr. Alanzo Smith, Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Director, Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET—Divine Worship (Hope Channel, Hope Church Channel)
Speaker: Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson, Seventh-day Adventist Church president. Service also includes a special video presentation by Pastor Mark Finley.
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. ET—Hispanic Service (Esperanza TV)
Speaker, Pastor Robert Costa, speaker/director for the Está Escrito (It Is Written) television program
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET—Evening Prayer Service (Hope Channel, Hope Church Channel)
Speaker: Pastor Abraham Jules, Mt. Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mt. Vernon, New York
The NY13 initiative is a comprehensive effort where every member and every department of the church (health, education, families, and others) has the opportunity to do something for the Lord in an integrated way. It is part of the Mission to Cities initiative that was launched in April 2012 when denominational leaders developed plans for renewed outreach in the world’s largest cities.
New York City is the first of 650 cities selected for evangelistic meetings, chosen in part because church cofounder Ellen White wrote that the work done in New York City should be a "symbol of the work the Lord desires to see done in the world." Organizers expect to reach almost 600 cities for Jesus by the end of 2015. More than half of the world’s population lives in cities of 200,000 or more people.
Because NY13 is also linked to the church’s Revival and Reformation initiative to seek the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in prophetic fulfillment for the Second Coming of Jesus, viewers are asked to pray frequently and fervently for the success of this outreach.