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Haitian Federation Hosts First Young Adult Retreat

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

The Haitian Youth Federation of Allegheny East Conference (AEC) recently held its first annual young adult retreat at Sandy Cove Ministries (Md). Close to 70 young adults between the ages of 18 and 40, including staff, attended the weekend retreat.

The Haitian Federation intentionally reached out to the 18- to 35-year-olds—the sometimes disengaged and forgotten demographic. “Our mission was to help our young adults connect with God and each other in order to be transformed into the image of Christ through His Word, His creation and our community,” shares Nadege Duvernay, AEC Haitian Federation president.

The weekend featured guest speakers Abraham Jules and Gregory Nelson for the main assemblies. There were also seminars, worship services and fellowship times during the weekend.

“We’ve received several testimonies from attendees on how this weekend helped recharge their spiritual lives and gave them an experience with God,” says Duvernay.

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