March 6, 2019 | Miami, Florida, United States | Libna Stevens/IAD

On March 16, 2019, thousands of Seventh-day Adventist young people around the world will forgo morning church worship services to share hope and carry out acts of kindness in their communities.

The annual special day coined as Global Youth Day is sponsored by the General Conference’s youth ministries department and motivates young people to unite efforts and get out of their comfort zones to “Be the Sermon” as they show the love of Jesus in their communities.

This year, young people are being encouraged to adopt a project collectively or individually that can be sustainable, whether by adopting a patient, an orphan, a prisoner, a school, a park, and much more as detailed at

“We are proud of our young people in Inter-America who impact their communities throughout the year, and especially on Global Youth Day,” said Al Powell, youth ministries director for the church in Inter-America. Powell, who oversees over 1.5 million young people across the more than 22,000 churches and congregations in the Inter-American Division (IAD) territory, says he is looking forward to witnessing that passion and care during the special Sabbath from Puerto Rico.

Global Youth Day activities around the world will be featured during a 24-hour live transmission on

The IAD will host one and a half hours of the live transmission from the Puerto Rico Union and Bella Vista Adventist Church in Mayaguez, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Miami Time.

The live program will be carried on in English and will feature activities from the 24 unions, or church regions comprising the IAD

In addition, Global Youth Day ushers the youth week of prayer and home coming Sabbath on March 23, followed by Total Youth Involvement week of March 24-30, 2019.

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