by Libna Stevens/IAD, courtesy Adventist News Network

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist young people embraced service with passion, out-stretched arms and bright smiles to touch the lives of people in cities and communities across the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory on Sabbath, Mar. 16, 2019.

The annual event coined as Global Youth Day is sponsored by the Adventist world church’s youth ministries department and motivates millions of Adventist youth from around the world to unite efforts and get out of their comfort zones to “Be the Sermon” as they portray the love of Jesus around them.

This year’s focus encouraged the youth to adopt a project that caters to a patient, an orphan, a prisoner, a nursing home, a school, a park and more.

“Our youth here in Inter-America are on fire for Jesus, and we were able to witness what they have been doing and continue doing by adopting the community,” said Al Powell, youth ministries director for the church in Inter-America. Powell who oversees more than 1.5 million young people across the IAD said that the youth took to the streets to show love and compassion through acts of kindness this weekend outdid themselves during this sixth-year-in-a-row territory-wide activity since the initiative began around the world church.

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