Greetings From the President
One of the most well-known passages about how to follow Jesus’ example is found in the wonderful book The Ministry of Healing: “Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with [men and women] as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me’ ” (p. 143).
Christ cared about the whole person—physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. He wants us to prosper through our relationship with Him and our service to others through loving, caring ministry. Jesus ministered to people where they were—in cities, in towns, along the road, in their homes, by wells, even on the cross. He was not afraid to go wherever there was a soul to be saved.
“Christ’s Method Alone” is the theme for this year’s Week of Prayer readings. Throughout the week we will see how much of Christ’s ministry involved healing and how the ministry of health and healing plays a vital role in reaching others for Him. I invite you to join me this week, as you read through these thoughtfully prepared articles, to ask the Lord how to apply these powerful principles to reach others for Him.
If you have younger ones in the home (or if you simply enjoy great stories), you won’t want to miss the accompanying children’s readings written by Linda Koh, director of the Children’s Ministries Department of the General Conference.
May the Lord bless us as we come together as a world church family to study and pray during this special Week of Prayer as we use Christ’s method alone in anticipation of Christ’s soon return.
Ted N. C. Wilson
To access all the Week of Prayer readings, click here.