Adventist Review Online | Adventists Launch Initiative in Jamaica to Help Young People Engage in Service

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Volunteer-driven mobile clinic will travel across the nation to reach out to communities.

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 — Helping Young People Engage.

HYPE is the coming together of Adventist young people, pooling their resources to serve God and humanity, said Jamaica Union Conference president Everett Brown.

  • Everett Brown, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Jamaica Union Conference, delivers the main address during the launch of the HYPE Mobile Clinic at the Grants Pen Peace Park on January 31, 2019. [Photo: Nigel Coke]
  • Students of the Kingsway High and Preparatory Schools deliver a musical number during the launch of the HYPE Mobile Clinic at the Grants Pen Peace Park in Jamaica on January 31, 2019. [Photo: Nigel Coke]
  • The HYPE Mobile Clinic will travel across Jamaica in 2019, engaging young people to serve in their communities. [Photo: Nigel Coke]

Speaking at the launch on January 31, 2019, at the Grants Pen Peace Park in St. Andrew, Brown challenged the gathering and the nation to invest in the education of young people. “A nation, a church’s greatest asset lies in its people,” Brown said. “When people come together and pool resources, there is no limit to what can be achieved. We need to invest in our human resources. Investment in the education of young people will reap great dividends for our church and nation.”

Engaging Young People Is No Hype

Brown suggested that the launch of the mobile clinic is an idea whose time has come, one that fits perfectly with the overall worldview and philosophy of the Adventist Church. “We believe in the wholistic development 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,” he said.

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