Focusing in on Youth

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As Second Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church began to fill its pews Sunday morning, more and more members of their youth ministry took their place among the congregation.

This service was designed especially for them, and the church invited special guests such as Gadsden County Sheriff Morris Young to help promote their message, "make choices for success."

"You got to get out and you got to serve your community. We're still raising those doctors and lawyers and sheriffs, so I believe in you, but I want you to believe in yourself," says Sheriff Young.

Joining Sheriff Young were Quincy Police OFC Thomas Murray and WCTV's own Marise Estime who had words of wisdom to share with the congregation.

"When you're out, don't stand on the corners. Choose your running partners. Make sure that they are about what you're about," cautioned Thomas to the kids.

"By training these children and clothing them in a cloak of righteousness, these children will excel and they'll be shining examples for all of this congregation to see and the world to see," explained Estime.

Sunday's service also celebrated 15 years of youth ministry at the church. The church also recognized their youth members who had recently graduated from high school and those who made academic strides.