It was a blessing to participate in the recent OCI regional retreat with other supporting ministries from around the world.
by Norbert Restrepo
Outpost Centers International (OCI) networks and nurtures Adventist supporting ministries around the world. Its vision involves thousands of lay people developing ways to extend God’s work. The vision pictures health, educational, and evangelistic centers being located in country settings, but impacting metropolitan centers.
On November 17–19, OCI held a regional retreat at the Living Hope School of Evangelism directed by Pastor Mark Finley and his wife Teenie. The regional retreat offered reports from several OCI ministries that were attending the event. One of the reports shared how within the last ten years 45 health food stores have been established in major cities of Ukraine and other surrounding countries as outpost centers of evangelism! The retreat also offered seminars on topics ranging from cross-cultural evangelism to healthy cooking and country living. The keynote speakers were Elder Mark Finley, speaking on the Three Angels’ Messages, and Pastor Scott Griswold, who spoke on sharing the everlasting gospel with every nation, tongue, and people.
Hartland, an OCI member, also contributed to this event with a ministry report, a seminar on Living the Life of Faith, the participation of the Three Angels’ Chorale in providing music for the Sabbath service, and volunteers who helped in the kitchen.
It was a blessing to participate in this event, enjoy fellowship with likeminded brothers and sisters, and share from God’s Word.