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Atlantic City Youth Include Friends in Worship

Atlantic City Spanish Youth GroupEvery Wednesday night, 10-12 young adults gather for the Atlantic City Spanish church’s youth meeting in Atlantic City. They worship, sing, pray and study the Bible. Afterward they have a snack and hang out, much like a typical youth group. But, Pastor Oscar Rodriguez says it is becoming much more than that.

Story by New Jersey Conference Staff

He recently received a text from their leader, Federico Silie, saying that the young people want to learn more about God and prophecy, the Second Coming and the end times.

“I couldn’t believe what I was reading,” shares Rodriguez. “Are these really the topics they want— young people are asking to learn more about God? They are hungry! Usually, the struggle is to get them interested in coming out to youth group. But, this is not the case. They do not want to miss a topic.”

Some of the attendees are from the church, but most are friends of members that attend a local public high school. “These young people share their faith with the people they hang out with. They are evangelists!” says Rodriguez. “Our hope and prayer is that through these meetings, God will work in the hearts of the young people, and one day soon, they accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.”

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