Yakima Teens Lead Meetings

A Moonwalker's Message; Memory Lapse and Monkey Business; Man of Mud and Metal—books from the bestseller list? No—they're actually topics presented in Yakima, Wash., during the three-weekend ShareHIM reaping series, Explore the Prophetic Seminar. The series was unique in that the evangelists were all teenagers—Becky Byrd, 15; Nicole Kim, almost 15; Andrew Sharley, 14, and Jonathan Sharley, 17.

Each weekend night (Aug. 1–16) two "evangelists" presented two topics separated by a refreshment break. More than 100 church members of all ages, plus 15, or so, guests, attended the seminar which concluded Saturday night, Aug. 16.

Jonathan Sharley spoke for the Aug. 16 morning worship service. Each of the four "evangelists" shared other talents during that service as well. Jonathan, his brother, Andrew, and Nicole Kim, played in a handbell quartet, brass, and/or the string ensemble, and Byrd told the children's story.

All four young people have had some previous experience speaking at Yakima Adventist Christian School, mission trips, or other events, and God blessed in the series. Many people renewed their commitments to God, and a number of people are planning on baptism.

Featured in: December 2008