In October, the Carolina Conference Children and Youth Ministries Department organized an evangelistic series within local Hispanic churches, featuring young presenters ranging from 4 to 14 years of age. This endeavor engaged a total of 30 congregations and involved 231 youthful preachers who shared the Word each evening.
Preparations for the “Lighting a Light in My Community” evangelistic campaign commenced several months in advance. Preachers, volunteers, parents, and guardians underwent comprehensive training, while children and young individuals undertook Bible studies in preparation for baptism.
Volunteers launched the campaign with great enthusiasm, drawing larger crowds each night, which included parents, family members, friends, and community youth. The youth assumed central roles, leading segments, guiding singing services, and presenting special musical performances. Enlightening interviews and inspiring video presentations added depth and enrichment to each evening’s proceedings.
At each gathering, attendees were presented with gifts, which were meticulously coordinated by children and youth ministries. In larger congregations, multiple preachers were featured, whereas smaller ones hosted one preacher each night. Each preacher received a unique Child Preacher pin, a Bible, and a backpack.
The event reached its pinnacle with joyous baptisms and celebrations for Adventist Children’s Day. A total of 66 individuals, spanning children, young people, and adults, were baptized, serving as a testament to the unwavering commitment of children and youth ministries and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The Children and Youth Ministries Department extends its gratitude to God and all those who supported this project. The mission remains resolute: “SAVING FOR ETERNITY.”
Carolina | January 2024