There's a lack of church ministries and resources for certain Hispanics in North America, but starting tonight, the Adventist Church plans to do something big about it.
For one week, the church will be doing a live TV and social media program for sons and daughters of Latino immigrants.
This live event is called Changed and will happen every night Oct. 13-20.
Back in March, the NAD Executive Youth Committee met and presented some statistics (from 2009) about a huge gap when it comes to reaching Hispanics in the North American Division.
Seventy-five percent of all Spanish baptisms in the North American Division were from the 1st generation. That's why the church sees it so important to reach out to the 2nd and 3rd generations in a way they hopefully connect with.
So that's where this event comes in. The idea behind Changed is to give them a chance to be more involved in the church and to give them the tools to "witness in the real world."
You can download the Changed official iPhone app for free from the iTunes store.
Every night there will be two programs, one in Spanish at 7:30 p.m. EST, and another in English at 9:30 p.m. EST.
Here's the rundown for the week, according to Changed's website:
Saturday, Oct. 13
Jose Rojas — “Changed 4 LIFE”
Sunday, Oct. 14
Carlos Acosta — “Changed YES We Can!”
Monday, Oct. 15
Marlene Ferreras — “Changed for Good”
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Carlos Camacho — “Changed to Be Free”
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Jose Cortes Jr. — “Changed to Live Abundantly”
Thursday, Oct. 18
Yami Bazan — “Changed: A New You”
Friday, Oct. 19
Elden Ramirez — “Changed for Restoration”
Saturday, Oct. 20
Jose Rojas — “Changed for a Journey of Faith”
You can watch Changed live on the Esperanza TV feed, right here on A Sabbath Blog nightly at 7:30pm EST.