The SoCal SWORD Ministry hosted an evening workshop for young adults at the CoG7 Riverside church on December 3. The theme was “Surveying the Damage,” with guest speaker Veronica Estrada from CoG7 La Puente. The theme revolved around Nehemiah 2:11-18.
The event began with a prayer given by Brother Pete Alvarado from Riverside. Sisters Magda Mejia and Mirian Alvarado from Riverside led two icebreaker activities, human bingo, and speed dating to help the young adults (re)acquaint themselves with others. After the activities, worship was directed by Sister Dorian Lozano and led by the worship team from CoG7 Coachella Valley.
Afterward, Sister Veronica presented her workshop on Nehemiah’s journey surveying the damages on the walls of Jerusalem and his task of rebuilding. She had the young adults break into small groups to discuss their experiences and thoughts on COVID and coming back to church, encouraging us to find our own way to help rebuild our community.
The evening ended with announcements, prayer and blessing, and fellowship.