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Potomac Spanish Youth “Re:Vived” at Retreat

Story by Sylvia Urrutia
Published 9/13/2011

More than 200 Potomac Conference Hispanic young adults recently attended an annual retreat at Camp Blue Ridge in Montebello, Va. Organized by Movimiento Joven Adventista (MJA), the conference's Hispanic youth ministry, the retreat followed MJA’s yearlong theme of “Re:Vive.” Pastor Homero Salazar of the Washington Spanish church in Silver Spring, Md., led a series of powerful talks that encouraged the young people to find revival through the life of Christ.

Highlights of the weekend included a series of seminars on Sabbath afternoon, which each focused on one aspect of revival as represented through the events in Jesus’ life: relationship, repentance, renewal, and remembrance. Attendees had the chance to experience a special agape feast, watch a drama on scenes from Christ's life, as well as experience, through a hands-on demonstration, how Christ brings us renewal. Churches were also challenged to come up with outreach plans focusing on youth in their own communities.

“I think it's a great, great event,” commented Norma Velez, a member of the Martinsville (Va.) church. “We are away from Internet and cell phones and get the chance to just connect with God and each other. I would definitely come back next year.” Some of the churches represented included Wheaton (Md.) Spanish, Alexandria (Va.) Spanish and Germantown (Md.) Spanish.

Click here to read this story in Spanish.