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Nearly 150 Hispanic youth from around the Rocky Mountain Conference gathered for the Hispanic Youth Federation (FEJA) congress at Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado October 26-28. FEJA's annual youth congress provides a space for young people to grow spiritually and to fellowship together.
Pastor Elden Ramírez, president of the Montana Conference, shared inspiring messages under the theme, "Encounters," highlighting encounters Jesus had with with others during His ministry and encouraging the youth to develop a personal encounter with Jesus.
A Mexican Fiesta themed social event concluded the event with many dressed in traditional Mexican attire, including famous Mexican historical and entertainment figures such as Frida Khalo, India Maria, and the cast of the well-known Mexican television sitcom, Chavo del Ocho.
New leadership was elected during the event from recommendations made by the nominating committee comprised of current youth leaders from each Hispanic local church. Pastor Samuel Bustamante chaired the committee.
The following recommendations, made and accepted, will serve for the next two years:
President: Cecilia Chavez, Montrose Hispanic
Vice-President: Jorge Aleman, Denver First Hispanic
Audio Visual Coordinator: Abner Martinez, Aurora Hispanic
Communications/Public Relations: Vanessa Rivera, Boulder
Devotionals Coordinator: Kenia Fabian, Central Hispanic
Music Coordinator: Milca Espinoza, Montrose Hispanic
Recreation Coordinator: Jonathan Espinoza, Montrose Hispanic
Secretary: Ashley Gonzales, Denver First Hispanic
Treasurer: Cande Martinez, Brighton Hispanic
Youth Evangelism Coordinator: Daniel Bustamante, Denver South Hispanic/Northglenn Hispanic
Thank you to the FEJA leadership team for their service over the last two years.
A special thank you goes to outgoing leader Ruben Lopez for his service for the last four years and Nancy Quiñonez for the last five years. FEJA was blessed by their vigorous dedication and commitment to serve.
For any questions or further information regarding FEJA, please contact Vanessa Rivera at [email protected] or visit our website at http://www.rmcsda.org/feja
-- Vanessa Rivera; photo by Elden Ramirez