Youth Rally Draws Over 200 in Moore
MOORE, OKLA. – On Nov. 12-13, 2021, the Oklahoma youth department hosted its second youth rally of the year. This time it took place at Hope Adventist Fellowship in Moore, Okla. The program was organized and executed with the help of the Oklahoma City area youth leaders. After an initial meeting over lunch, they mobilized their youth to prepare for this event. Over 200 youth and young adults from 20 different churches attended the rally, themed “Be The Church.”
The weekend began with an outdoor vespers program behind the church building. The weather was quite chilly that evening; however, the young people were able to remain warm with not just one or two bonfires, but with six of them. This was quite an experience. Clusters of youth sat around one of the various fires, sipping hot chocolate during the program.
Sabbath was a festive day. Sabbath School kicked off the day with group discussion focussed on the weekend’s topic. The worship service was composed of inspiring music by a group of Southwestern Adventist University students, a live painting demonstration and special music plus message by guest pastor, Joshua Ramirez from the Texico Conference.
After lunch was over, the young people participated in a hike at Martin Park Nature Center, while others participated in a community service project downtown, giving out clothing and basic supplies to the homeless. Upon their return, the weekend concluded with a final vespers program and a food sale by the Moore Mustangs and Edmond Eagles Pathfinder Clubs. We look forward to more area events hosted by local church leaders working together.
By Daniel Ortega, Youth and Young Adult Director