Some 6,000 young Christians recently invaded the streets and parks of Oaxaca, Mexico, to pray and share the gospel with its people.
They shared their faith one-on-one and prayed for the sick, and also spent time praying for the city.
"We don't have a choice. This is the time," said Pastor Iglesia Filadelfia. "Either the church awakes and rises up and we bring the kingdom of God to this nation, or the church keeps sleeping and gets further behind and evil grows and multiplies."
Training youth to share their faith was a goal of the Youth Explosion Congress held in Oaxaca.
The congress also included teaching sessions and worship celebrations in the afternoons and evenings.
By sending the youth out to the city every morning, congress organizers hoped young believers would develop personal evangelism skills, needed to assure that the church in Mexico continues to grow.
They are also planning to repeat the Youth Explosion experience in other parts of the country.