Here’s a novel way to share
the Sabbath: create a city parade with seven floats, each representing a day of
That’s what Adventist church
members did in the Colombian city of Cucuta, just across the border from
Venezuela, to showcase the Sabbath, a creation expo, and the launch of an
Dubbed “Creation Caravan,”
the seven colorfully decorated floats on trucks rolled through the main streets
of the Cucuta for the two-hour event on Sabbath, June 7. Many participants,
both on the floats and on accompanying motorcycles, wore T-shirts with the message
“Sabbath Is My Day.” Volunteers handed out hundreds of flyers.
“Traffic would go at the
rhythm of our caravan activity, and we could see people’s surprised looks,”
said church member Eliana Pedrozo. “They began to ask us questions.”
Onlookers were invited to
meet the next day at the town’s main pier, Plaza de Banderas, for a creation expo
and later at the Libertad Adventist School for the evangelistic series.
In addition, some 30
bicycles decorated with messages about creation rode through the streets of the
neighboring city of La Libertad.
Church leaders said that the
event also provided an opportunity for church members throughout Colombia’s
northeast region to share their faith in the neighboring Venezuelan city of
On June 8, the floats’
decorations resurfaced at Cucuta’s main pier for the creation expo.
“Everyone who came by the
pier was invited to participate in Expo-Creation,” said Raul Torra,
communication director for the Northeast Colombia Conference. “Many of them
were so impressed when they heard the story of creation highlighting the
Sabbath as the day of hope.”