‘Tell Your Story’ Initiative Looks to Motivate Members

October 20, 2022

ALVARADO, TEX. – One of the greatest challenges every individual faces in life is the ability to discern and differentiate between the important and not so important, the things that concern us and the things that should not. 

Jesus addressed this very issue. When pressed about the restoration of “the kingdom to Israel,” He answered, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority,” Acts 1:7 (NKJV). In other words, do not invest time, energy and/or resources in things that should not concern you. Because Christianity is not defined by don’ts, Jesus continued, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth,” Acts 1:8 (NKJV).

It is necessary, then, to be clear of the content of what we are to witness. To this, the apostle John wrote, “That which … we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled … that which we have seen and heard we declare to you,” 1 John 1:1-3 (NKJV). 

Author Ellen G. White tells us in Early Writings, “All should have something to say for the Lord, for by doing so they will be blest…. I saw that God has been merciful in giving us the power of speech…. We should glorify God with our mouth, speaking in honor of the truth and of His unbounded mercy, and overcome by the word of our testimony through the blood of the Lamb.”

This inspired counsel generated the “Cuenta tu Historia” (“Tell Your Story”) initiative in the Spanish field of the Texas Conference with the desire to motivate members and guide congregations to generate an environment that invites the fulfillment of the Adventist mission of witnessing (“…go and make disciples…” Matthew 28:18-20) both individually and collectively. 

We envision each witness telling his or her story. Through a step-by-step guide prepared by our great team, any potential witness can tell his or her story in five minutes or less. 

In 2023, we will share 52 five-minute videos, one for each Sabbath of the year, that churches can share to inspire others to be faithful and to motivate others to be witnesses.

Connect with @HispanosTXC via Beacons.ai/hispanostxc. 

By Ismael A. Castillo, Vice President 

Hispanic Ministries &
Spanish Evangelism