Adventist Church in Jamaica launches initiative help young people engage in service :: Adventist News Network

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Feb 06, 2019  |  Kingston, Jamaica  | 

Adventist Church in Jamaica launches initiative help young people engage in service

Pastor Dane Fletcher, Youth Ministries Director, Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists cuts the ribbon to officially open the HYPE Mobile Clinic. The special ceremony took place at at the Grants Pen Peace Park, in Jamaica, on Jan. 31, 2019. [Photo courtesy of Shortwood Adventist Church]


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With the goal of sharing positive values, and encouraging spiritual devotion and transformation, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica through its youth department launched its first mobile clinic dubbed HYPE, or Helping Young People Engage.

HYPE is the coming together of Adventist young people, pooling their resources to serve God and humanity.

Speaking at the launch, which took place on Jan. 31, 2019, at the Grants Pen Peace Park in St. Andrew, Pastor Everett Brown president of the church in Jamaica, challenged the gathering and the nation to invest in the education of our young people.

“A nation, a church’s greatest asset lies in its people,” said, Brown. “When people come together and pool resources there is no limit to what can be achieved. We need to invest in our human resource. Investment in the education of young people will reap great dividends for our church and nation.”

Helping young people engage is no hype

Pastor Brown posited that the launch of the mobile clinic is an idea whose time has come, and fits perfectly with the overall worldview and philosophy of the Adventist church.

“We believe in the wholistic develop of people. Spiritual, social, mental and physical. Service is at the core of what we do. Building relationships and establishing partnerships. Giving back to God and community.”

Helping young people to engage is not a hype, said Brown. “Rather, HYPE is a fantastic initiative a model that is worthy of commendation and emulation. It is more than a mobile clinic. The heart of this initiative is the focus to serve people and build communities.”

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