Well over a century ago Ellen G White appealed to church leadership to
give special attention to the large cities of the world. “The work in
the cities is the essential work for this time. When the cities are
worked as God would have them, the result will be the setting in
operation of a mighty movement such as we have not yet witnessed.”
(Ministry to the Cities, p10).Pastor Everett Brown
For the first time in human history, more than half of the global population now lives in urban areas. By 2050, it is expected that 70 percent of the world will live in cities.
The General Conference has embarked on an initiative dubbed “Hope for the Big Cities” targeting major cities of the world during 2014. The initiative will have every division, in collaboration with its unions, conferences, and missions accelerating and strengthening its current 'Mission to the Cities'.
"Metro Mission 2014" (MM14) is Jamaica Union's initiative targeting the city of Kingston and other major cities and towns in our territory. Being the largest city in Jamaica, special emphasis is being placed on Kingston. During the first quarter of 2014, many evangelistic series will take place in that city and this will require huge expenditure.
“For us to fund this unprecedented onslaught on the devils stronghold, we are going need your support, prayers and time, but we are also going the need your finances,” said Pastor Everett Brown, President of the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He further noted that there will be a special sacrificial offering to be collected in all Adventist Churches in Jamaica on Sabbath, December 7 and 28, 2013.
He also appealed to each staff at Jamaica Union Headquarters to make a sacrificial offering to this effort. "We are all involved in mission...everyone, no matter what your role in the office is...you are a part of the process," said Pastor Brown in addressing the Union staff.
Fifty percent of the offering collected in each Conference will be used to fund its evangelistic efforts in its major towns, while the other 50% will go toward the MM14 in Kingston.