Spanish Preaching Challenge
OKLAHOMA CITY – After the iPreach for HIM preaching challenge in November 2020, some Spanish church pastors reached out with interested children from their churches. Immediately, the Youth Department planned another challenge. Each church held a church-wide preaching challenge and the winner moved on to the conference level. Seven youth, ages 10-18, reached conference level: Derek Abraham Bello (Midwest City), Allen Gamas (Tulsa Spanish), Ramon Loyo Plata (West Siloam Springs), Alex Vasquez (Durant Spanish), Emmanuel Bartolon (Garnett Spanish), Arodi Lopez Barrientos (OKC Central Spanish) and Abraham Velásquez (Independence Spanish). Each sermon focused on the theme “An Encounter With Jesus.”
Judges consisted of three pastors, and after hearing all seven great presenters they totaled up the points. First place went to Arodi Lopez Barrientos, second place went to Emmanuel Bartolon and third place went to Allen Gamas. All participants received a small gift card and a recognition certificate signed by the youth director and conference president.
We praise God for the work that the Holy Spirit is doing with this group and we know that the Lord has great plans for their lives. We look forward to seeing them continue proclaiming the Word of God. Watch their sermons on the Ministerio Hispano-Oklahoma Facebook page.
By Yesenia Ortega, Youth Admin. Assistant