Saturday, September 15, 2007


I ended the Week Of Prayer at Linda Vista University on Sabbath September 15. This is our own run campus in the Chiapas region of South Mexico. The school is situated in a deep valley surrounded by incredible beatiful mountains. It is an ideal place to send your child to school if one speaks Spanish.

I was very much impressed by this campus. The school has about 800 students and almost 95% are baptized Seventh day Adventists. This is an incredible enrollement making this school one of the very few with such a high percantage of Seventh day Adventist students. Teachers in this school are all full members of the Seventh day Adventist Church.

The campus has a high spiritual environment. During this week of prayer I was surprised to see students running to get a seat during the week of prayer. They sat while I preached at the edges of their seats.. The music in this school is second to none. So many groups of great singers. The week of prayer was blessed by outstanding items. When the students sing it is like voice of angels. I miss the music so much.

The University is so friendly. Teachers and students alike. They stop to great you and spend time with you. Indeed the atmosphere on this campus is what I call the typical Adventist one.
The school's landscape is edenic. So beutiful and the grounds are kept so well. One feels like being in a tropical botanic garden. The grounds are kepts very clean.

On the last day of the week of prayer 13 young people were baptized and about 20 joined the Bible Study Class. It is my hope that most of these will be baptized soon.
I did enjoy very much conducting this week of prayer and wanted to share with you what my impression of the campus was.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

World Conference On Youth and Community Service Taiwan

We are now talking of a few months to go before this great event takes place at the end of this year December 24th to January 5th, 2008. Many applications have come in and we expect to reach our tentative goal. My personal wish is to see each union around the world send a representative. It is so awesome to meet other youth leaders sharing the same hope, joys, and sorrows of working with our youth. Yes, we have joys but once in a while we as youth leaders we experience sorrows when we see a youth slide back from the joy of walking with the Lord. Visit our World Conference Website if you have not done so.

The main purpose of bring all these hundreds of youth to Taiwan is to focus on the two pillars of the primary reason for having youth ministry in the Seventh day Adventist Church- Salvation and Service. The first part of the World Conference on Youth and Community Service starting from December 24th to December 29th will see our youth saturating the country of Taiwan with the love of God through service projects. Young people select the projects, raise funds for the particular project and off they will be seen in Taiwan during those days. Following the service project period will be the Conference to acknowledge God's blessings and prepare our youth to participate in the mission of the church in their various corners they represent. Powerful devotional speakers and workshop presenters have been prepared to meet this objective.

We are still accepting Applications for Taiwan through the end of October. So bring your friend(s) and come to fellowship with hundreds of youth from all over the world.
See you in Taiwan