Tik, Tok: The Time is at Hand

January 1, 2022

TULSA, OKLA. – The word of God has unequivocally established through many biblical narratives and illustrative stories that God is calling upon young men and women into His service because they’re strong. Given this, we are not just convinced that God has a great work for our youth, but we are also convinced that a major part of the last-day work will be done with and by our youth. Ellen G. White said in Education, “With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior might be carried to the whole world.” 

In harmony with this, our Southwest Region Conference Oklahoma Youth Federation was held on Oct. 9, 2021 in Tulsa, Okla., where the theme was, “Tik, Tok: The Time is at Hand.” Conference President Carlton P. Byrd delivered a powerful word on this theme! The sermon message was compelling as he reminded us that it’s time to get on fire for the Lord because the kingdom of God is at hand! After the morning worship experience, the youth then went to the streets and put ministry into action by distributing much needed household supplies to Tulsa residents in neighboring communities.

We thank God for the leadership of Antonio Thompson, Oklahoma Youth Federation president and the youth in Oklahoma for allowing the Spirit of God to use them in a mighty way. The future is now in the Southwest Region Conference Youth and Young Adult Ministries’ department as we seek to minister effectively to our current society in efforts to hasten Christ’s soon return! May we all be reminded that “Tik, Tok: The Time is at Hand!”


By Carl Ming, Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director