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Evangelism on Black History Week

By Editorial Staff
Published March 1, 1988

EAST LANSING, MI (FR) – Black History Week on the Michigan State University this year was not the usual rehash of the painful rift of prejudice between the blacks and whites. Instead, several black students heard a different message on the need for modern day Martin Luther Kings.

Major McIntyre, an evangelist with Maranatha Campus Ministries, spoke before 425 people at the MSU campus and left with a standing ovation. In his address, he compared Martin Luther King to Moses. “He heard the cry of the black man, of the oppressed,” McIntyre said. “He had a vision and went to the mountain top. He was a man inspired by God. He headed straight for his destiny and did not stop.”

McIntyre said King delivered black people from the perils of a segregated society so that they can now honor God with their changed lives. As the result of McIntyre’s message, two black students said they discovered a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

Keith Walton, a sophomore in interior design, said his life is different since his conversion. “I have a lot more self-discipline and control in my life, because I lean upon the Lord now,” Walton said.

Eighteen-year-old Yvette Bryant, a freshman in pre-veterinary medicine, said, “When I heard Major speaking, it touched me. I realized that I shouldn’t be enslaved to sin, and I was challenged to give my whole life to Jesus.” Bryant said for the first time in her life she is reading the Bible.

City officials have asked McIntyre to return next year to give another commencement address during Black History Month. McIntyre is the director of the Maranatha Campus Ministry at Mississippi State in Starkville.


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