The Puerto Rico East District held a holiness retreat 27-29 January for 100 youth and leaders, titled “Shadows.” The goal of the retreat was to motivate a response to God’s call to serve, as well as to strengthen women’s ministry.
The group was challenged to listen and respond to God’s call through individual workshops, testimonies, and times of group reflection. They were also advised about the tools the church offers to respond to the ministerial challenge.
Worship was led by Holiness, the district music ministry, which is made up of members from eight churches on the district.
“Again the Lord does wonders with our [youth]," said Gladybell Rivera, communications coordinator for the Puerto Rico East District. "We continue to pray for our youth and to work for them and with them so that God will fulfill His purpose in their lives. We thank God for the blessing our youth received as they were ministered by the district’s women’s pastoral group. We thank Pastor Ivelisse Valentín, Pastor Mariel López, and Sister Malen Soto Ralat for ministering the Word of God along with Pastor José Medero."