Gulf States Holds FEJA Retreat
Youth used to be the season of life for flocking; they hung out together everywhere, and friends were almost inseparable. But times have changed, technology evolved, and a new feature was introduced to old and new friendships: a screen.
Though many young people are more secluded and lonelier than ever before, they still want and need the physical presence of one another. Seeking to promote opportunities for young people to meet face to face and enjoy the company of one another in a Christian environment, FEJA — Federación de Jóvenes Adventistas — the Hispanic youth association at the Gulf States Conference, held its annual meeting from July 29 to July 31, 2022, at Panama City, Fla.
More than 300 young people gathered to make new friends and recommit their lives to Christ. Powerful messages delivered by Jose Rojas, pastor, and singer Dani Ferras inspired and motivated the young people to share their faith with others, and challenged them to aim for a greater connection with God and others.
Rojas, a retired pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, led many around the world to accept Jesus as their Savior, and has recently gone through a life and death experience, took the opportunity to open his heart and share personal councils on nurturing faith and Christian living. He said the best way to leave a legacy is to make what he lived for come alive in other people. Therefore, this meeting was also a particularly special opportunity for him to instill in the youth the desire to share the Gospel everywhere they go. The youth responded to the appeal, and one young man was baptized.
Gulf States | December 2022