ALBUQUERQUE – “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35. This fall, the youth and young adults from the Albuquerque North Valley Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church started “Comparte Amor” or “Share Love,” a new initiative in which they will set out to share God’s love and encouragement with friends, family and neighbors. The youth intend to visit elderly or sick members and reach out to those who have not been to church for a while. They also plan to perform acts of service like cleaning yards for neighbors or buying groceries for those in need.
“The idea behind the project is to share kindness with as many people as possible,” said Aimee Monge, a youth leader at North Valley church. “Love can be shown in different ways but sometimes it is the small things that make a difference. We also want people to know that we are thinking and praying for them, which can also be significant.”
On Aug. 30, some of the team members kicked off the project and visited an older couple who is very dear to the North Valley congregation and had been homebound since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The youth brought gifts, sang hymns and prayed for the couple’s well-being.
“We had a wonderful time during our visit,” said Monge. “We were truly blessed!”
Participation isn’t limited to young people. Anyone can participate by donating money for projects, assisting in community service or simply praying for the ministry.