WEWOKA, OKLA. – Every summer at Wewoka Woods Adventist Center, constituents of the Oklahoma Conference and neighboring friends receive a rich blessing as a result of the fellowship and presentations at its annual camp meeting. This year was no exception especially as it was given an extra spark by participating young people during the adult services in the main auditorium.
Aside from the young people leading out in prayer, special music, and song service, there was extra excitement as our older constituents witnessed powerful sermon presentations by children, youth and young adults.
Five young people from throughout the conference were selected, coached and prayed for to preach during one of our afternoon sessions. Our young preachers, most of which have some level of preaching experience, included an eight-year-old third-grader, a high schooler, a recent high school graduate, a young entrepreneur in her mid 20s and a young adult in his mid 30s who works as a supervisor at a local energy company. Each of them presented a message about faith through the life stories of various Bible characters. After their messages, some of them were approached by the audience and given invitations to preach at their local churches. The Oklahoma Conference is excited about our young people and looks forward to seeing how these young people will continue to inspire others to preach God’s word, no matter your age or background.
By Daniel Ortega, Youth Ministries/Communication Director
Photos by Christian Smith