BY JAMES HARPER
Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will begin fasting and praying next week for five days building up to its annual Spring Revival, which will run from March 11-13.
Dr. Darien K. Bolden of Jacksonville, senior pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, and the president of the Moderators Auxiliary of the Florida General Baptist Convention, will be the guest evangelist.
Members of the church and community are being asked to fast and pray March 4-8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. eating only fruits, vegetables and drinking water, which is known as the “Daniel Fast.”
More ambitious members can participate in a more traditional “straight fast,” which means they will only consume water and broth during the time periods of the fast.
Participants are urged to govern to the fast appropriate for their health.
Before the beginning of the actual revival March 11, the church will conduct prayer meetings March 4-6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Different ministries of the church will be in charge of the prayer meetings including ministers, deacons and deaconesses on Monday; trustees, ushers and The Brotherhood on Tuesday and the Women’s Missionary Union, the Youth Department and W.I.R.E.D., the college ministry on Wednesday.
Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is located at 539 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach.
“Year of Faithful Witness with Maximum Impact” is the revival theme and the worship service will feature guest churches, gospel choirs and singing.