International Congress motivates youth to go to the ends of the Earth

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Sep 17, 2017
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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International Congress motivates youth to go to the ends of the Earth

I Will Go [Photo provided by UAP]

In 2011, a group of young students from the River Plate Adventist University, located in Entre Ríos, Argentina, had a dream to organize an international event that would gather young people together who wanted to be missionaries and world leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

The main purpose of this event was to motivate and train the participants to fulfill the Great Commission that Christ left us in the Bible: to preach the gospel to the ends of the Earth. This dream came true in the first edition of “I Will Go”, which was held that same year. On Wednesday, September 13, the third edition of the International Conference of Public Campus Ministries, “I Will Go”, began in the institution that started the event.

More than 1400 people from all around the world registered to share experiences, sum up strategies and respond to God’s invitation to live as genuine disciples of the Lord. “Every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary […]The grace of Christ in the soul is like a spring in the desert, welling up to refresh all, and making those who are ready to perish eager to drink of the water of life.” (The Desire of Ages, 195.)

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During the event, devotionals were presented, as well as plenary lectures, testimonies, and training workshops. Two Missionary Festivals offered the opportunity to participate in the many stands related to different mission opportunities in the region. Each stand reflected some of the local missionary work and included the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Argentina and more than 30 missionary groups that belong to the host institution and other institutions belonging to the Argentina Union Conference. The booths also had service opportunities and testimonies from several South American countries, the Middle East and Central Asia. The missionary festivals were opportunities for the youth’s passion for service to meet the need for volunteers in different regions of the world.

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