Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

Youth Rallies Take Towns by Storm

Story by Paulo Macena

The Youth Ministries department, which organizes the New Jersey Conference into seven “zones,” recently held two compassion youth rallies. Zones 1-3 (churches in the northern N.J. region) gathered at the Waldwick Seventh-day Adventist School on a recent Sabbath, and Zones 4-7 (churches in central and south N.J.) met at the Robbinsville church two Sabbaths later.

Gabriel Morales, a student at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary of Andrews University (Mich.), spoke for the respective worship services, encouraging the youth to step out of their comfort zones to help their communities. In the afternoon, they divided into groups and left their sites to serve the community. They offered water, balloons for kids, flyers, free hugs and prayer to the citizens of Waldwick and Robbinsville.

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