BROWNSVILLE, TEX. – Brownsville Seventh-day Adventist Church members had no idea what God had in store for them when they started praying for young adults to join their church.
Young adult Ivan Guarjardo came to visit the church after learning about the Sabbath while reading the Bible.
Excited about his newfound faith and church family, he shared his beliefs with one of his managers, Adalberto Mendez, who was interested and requested Bible studies. Shortly thereafter he was baptized and started sharing what he was learning with his friend, Jonas Vergara. Vergara (right with Marlon Wallace) started Bible studies and was baptized Feb. 29, 2020.
Both Vergara and Mendez (below) are interested in becoming pastors. Mendez visited Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, where he hopes to study.
“Many young adults are wanting to be involved in church leadership,” Justin Yang, Texas Conference young adult director, shared. “However, they are still waiting to be given the keys to leadership. It is the responsibility of church leaders to allow their young adults to be groomed into leadership positions. It is very important for them to develop new leaders who can take the church to the next level and on to a brighter future.”
The future is bright for the Brownsville church as its young adult membership increases, as church elder Skariah Perakathu continues to give Bible studies and as the outreach team focuses on connecting with the community.
By Marlon Wallace, Pastor