Making Their Mark Young People Make a Difference

Young people across Washington Conference are “making their mark” in their communities. At a recent youth rally, four groups gave brief presentations about their local church projects.

Youth in Sequim have a videography ministry for church members. Bellingham and Ferndale youth participated in all aspects of Walk Through Bethlehem from planning, to set-up, to acting, to cleaning up the set after a windstorm.

Auburn Adventist Academy students aided in flood relief in Chehalis, including helping a classmate’s family remove 8 inches of mud.

Puyallup youth participated in a 40-hour fast, invited the community to a health expo, and raised awareness for world hunger. Rally attendees also heard about opportunities through World Vision, Compassion International, International Justice Mission, and other organizations about how they could make a difference in their world. At the close of the rally, speaker Ken Rogers, from Walla Walla University, invited the audience of 600 to sign their commitment on the “Make Your Mark” wall.

“Make your mark on this world,” Rogers said, “and see what God can do with and through your life.”

March 01, 2008 / Washington Conference

Heidi Martella, Washington Conference associate communication director