by Uriel Castellanos, Inter-American Division News, courtesy Adventist Review
At least 5,000 Seventh-day Adventists in Tuxtla Gutierrez, in Chiapas, Mexico, cleaned streets in support of the city’s “Let’s Clean Tuxtla” initiative. Thousands of children, young people, and adults from dozens of Adventist churches in Tuxtla woke up early on Sunday, April 28, 2019, to sweep, clear debris, and collect trash in four areas near the city’s main road, Belisario Dominguez Boulevard.
Wearing Pathfinder uniforms or special shirts identifying them as Seventh-day Adventists, the group cleared parks and empty lots and held signs encouraging drivers and onlookers to keep the city clean.
“For Seventh-day Adventists, the environment in which we live in is very important, so that’s why as church members we try to get involved in these types of projects,” said Daniel Torreblanca, communication director for the church in Chiapas and one of the main organizers of the event. ”A clean city is a happy city; hence, it produces happy and healthy citizens.”