By: Mylon Medley, North American Division News, courtesy Adventist Review
More than 1,200 youth and young adults in the United States’ fourth-largest city rallied together to give testimonies of how their Pathfinder clubs and youth groups spread the love of Christ on Global Youth Day (GYD). The annual GYD initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Youth Ministries encourages youth and young adults around the world to “Be the Sermon” in their communities by being the hands and feet of Jesus.
The youth rally took place on the afternoon of March 16, 2019, at the World Harvest Outreach Seventh-day Adventist Church in Houston, Texas. Youth from congregations belonging to the Texas Conference and Southwest Regional Conference shared stories from their service outings earlier that the day.
“It was great to bring together youth from Spanish-speaking churches and English-speaking churches for this effort. It captured the whole essence of the Church,” said Tyrone Douglas, youth director for the Southwest Regional Conference, who was a co-organizer of the event. “Sometimes we operate as silos with our different conferences, but our unity that day allowed us to be focused on mission in a special way.”