Every night when we are in our comfortable houses, there are nearly 500,000 people, men, women, and children in America and over 100 million worldwide who have no place to go. Across the world, there are 18 million orphans, and around 400,000 just in the United States. 2.3 Million of our nation are incarcerated behind prison walls for various crimes, many the result of a lack of care, education, and knowledge of God. Every day, more than 20,000 children die from hunger-related causes—one child every five seconds. An estimated 1,580 children die yearly in America, as a result of abuse and neglect—between four and five children a day. In the US, suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24—an average of over 3,041 attempts each day by young people grades 9-12. With 2.1 billion people in the world having never heard of the Gospel, a full 44,000 people perish each day without hearing of Jesus.
What are you going to do about it? How can we reach these billions?
ONE at a time. Today God needs young people who are willing to go out of their comfort zone and “adopt” these people. God is calling each of us to adopt, the prisoner, the patient, the orphan, the homeless, the lonely, the abused, the friendless and share the love of Jesus with them.
Do you desire to get involved with GYC Northwest and the mission of the Adventist church right where you live and “adopt” those who need Jesus?
On March 16, 2019, GYC Northwest will be partnering with the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist church for Global Youth Day, organizing outreach initiatives across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.
Here is a breakdown of Global Youth Day this year.
March 16 — Global Youth Day March 17-22 — Week of Prayer March 23 — Home Coming Sabbath March 25-27 — Total Youth Involvement: GYC Northwest Pre-Conference March 27-31 — Total Youth Involvement: GYC Northwest 2019 Convention
If you would like more info, want to get involved, or be a leader in your area, contact us!
"Many of my generation seem to feel an emptiness that is not being satisfied by what is being offered them, and rightly so. [GYC Northwest] is filling a void that is desperately needed at this time.” —Brian, young adult, Upper Columbia Conference.