Welch: Reach One Million Baptism Milestone and Never Look Back

( [email protected] ) Oct 05, 2004 01:15 PM EDT

With only a few days remaining on the nationwide evangelism bus tour, Bobby Welch and his crew rolled into Buffalo, Wyoming, amid the snow and rain for a rally at the Big Horn Baptist Church.

¡°This is one of the most exciting places to live in all the earth,¡± said Welch, president of the Southern Baptist Convention. ¡°With 90 percent of people needing to hear about the Lord -- with so many lost people, you¡¯ve got to try mighty hard to mess up here. You can just run in any direction and find someone who needs to hear about the Lord.¡±

Welch and his entourage had gone through three-fourths of the states in the past three weeks to encourage Southern Baptists to evangelize one million within one year.

¡°Southern Baptists have never baptized even half-a-million,¡± Welch says at the rally in Big Horn. ¡°And when we do reach the million baptism milestone, we¡¯ll never look back. We¡¯ll never again baptize less than a million.¡±

The next rally is scheduled for Oct. 5, in Klamath Falls, Ore.