Members Experience Transformation During Mexico Mission Trip
“God wasn’t just preaching to the people at the church where I was, He was also preaching to me,” says Celica Galeano, a member of the Harrisburg church. Galeano was one of nine participants in the conference’s ShareHim Mission Trip to Mexico this summer. “And now, I know why I believe what I believe. It’s not because my parents raised me a Christian. It’s because God showed me that He can do wonders over and over again. He did them the whole time on this mission trip. I know why I am a Seventh-day Adventist now, and I want to tell others about it,” she says.
Emely Cruz (pictured), a member of the Reading Shalom Hispanic church, reports, “While on this trip, I learned so much [from] preaching these sermons. Many were things that I already knew, but now I know how to support so many truths. This trip has really inspired me to work when I return home, and to encourage the youth to give Bible studies so that our church may also see growth.”
These are just two of the many stories from this year’s mission trip, each one a tale of transformation. Many of these young people return home and preach the same series in their local church as evangelistic outreach. “It is this personal spiritual transformation and growing desire to become more involved in sharing the gospel with others that leads the Pennsylvania Conference to take young adults on these summer mission trips,” says Ray Hartwell, conference president.
Pictured in Feature photo: Jason Kadash, a member of Mon Valley church in Belle Vernon, shares the gospel with people he meets during a mission trip to Mexico.