'God's Love in Action' crusade deemed a success by sponsors

June 13, 1993|By Staff Report

Despite rainy weather that threatened the Sammy Tippi "God's Love in Action" crusade last week at Westminster High School's stadium, sponsoring churches are calling the event a success.

"Our highest attendance figure was 2,500," said Debbie Gray, the wife of the Rev. Earl Gray of the Manchester Baptist Church.

She was active in planning the crusade, which stretched over four nights.

Mrs. Gray said the average attendance at the sessions was 800.

"All expenses were met for the crusade, and 250 people experienced conversions and rededications of their lives to Christ," she said.

The crusade was planned by churches in Carroll, Howard and Baltimore counties.

"They felt very fortunate that the crusade took place and were renewed by it," Mrs. Gray said.

After his appearance here, Mr. Tippit departed for Mongolia and another series of crusades.

"Mongolia is fertile ground for Christianity and Pastor Tippit's efforts," Mr. Gray said.

"Currently, there are only 75 Christians there."

It will be some time before Mr. Tippit returns to the Central Maryland region because of the "high demand for his overseas crusades," Mrs. Gray said.

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