International (STM/MNN) — "If you have more memories than vision, then
you're writing your final chapter," Pastor Dave Engbrecht told friends and
supporters of Sammy Tippit Ministries.
It was part of a charge joined by
friends of Sammy Tippit Ministries from five nations and fifteen states as they
celebrated the work of the Gospel through 40 years of ministry.
At the beginning, Sammy Tippit
was conducting youth meetings in a small church in Monroe, Louisiana, when
revival swept through the church.
Then, seven young people–including
Sammy and Tex Tippit–decided to walk across America pushing a wheelbarrow full
of Bibles and passing them out as they walked.
The body of the story filled out as God moved the team of
evangelists to call our nation back to the Word of God, city by city. The young people became known as The Monroe
Seven. They had not been together since completing the walk in 1970. But
six of the seven were present at the celebration.
After celebrating the catalyst of
their ministry, the focus turned to the vision for the future.
Dave Tippit shared about "Liberia
Now" and the partnership between "Eternal Concepts" and STM. He shared how STM and
EC partner to train a new generation of evangelists and disciple young people.
Brazilian pastor Tercio da
Souza also spoke about the partnership between Brazilians and STM to reach
Brazil, spread the message of revival, and launch a new generation of
evangelists in his country. Viji Vijayakumar also shared a similar vision for
And the story's not over yet. Tippit revealed
the strategy for multiplying evangelists, helping ministries work together,
training up new leadership, and encouraging discipleship and revival. Find more details here.