Hands for Oaxaca [photo: Inter-Oceanic Mexico Union]
To help reach the Mexican city of Oaxaca with a population of 600,000 people, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the region recently launched a group of youth who ﬂooded the territory with prayers and hope. More than 100 youth took oﬀ from work and studies to participate in "Generation Hands in Action – Hands for Oaxaca," which began the week of July 10. The event was also coupled with daily evangelism training sessions for the visiting delegates.
Young people also took part in praying for the city, helping communities build family gardens, singing praise songs in buses, distributing meals and food baskets and working with local church leaders to share the gospel in communities where there is no Adventist presence.
At the end of the two-week project, nearly 100 youth stayed to be part of the second phase to assist in a public campaign led by Adventist Evangelist Jose Vicente Rojas. Tonny Gil, director of youth ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Inter-Oceanic region, said, "We hope to have a well-prepared army of young people, fully involved in bringing in other young people to proclaim the message of the cruciﬁed, resurrected and soon coming Christ."