POLAND

Week-Long Tent Revival

After conducting an evangelistic crusade in southern Poland, Argentine-born evangelist Luis Palau said he sees “all the signs of an awakening” in that Communist-ruled country.

Palau’s evangelistic meetings, held in a tent set up in a public park just outside Krakow, attracted more than 26,000 Poles. The 2,400-seat tent was filled to capacity during each of the eight meetings. Palau’s sermons were relayed by loud speakers to large overflow crowds outside the tent, and an additional 4,000 people attended children’s meetings held at a nearby location. By the end of the crusade, 564 adults and 40 children had publicly committed themselves to Christ. “There is a definite sense of revival in Poland right now,” Palau said. “You get the feeling that you’re on the ground floor and the Lord’s about to do something unique.”

Alan Johnson, European director for the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, said Polish Christians enjoy more religious freedom than believers in other East European countries. “As long as the necessary permits are obtained,” he said, “Christians may hold religious meetings outside the churches, plus distribute Bibles and other religious materials.

CHINA

Adventist Relief Work

The relief agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has signed an agreement with the People’s Republic of China to develop projects that will improve living conditions for villagers in Zhandong province.

The projects, to be directed by an Adventist relief specialist working with Chinese nationals, will not include evangelistic work as such. Plans call for renovating a hospital; developing commercial enterprises such as a fish hatchery, ...

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