Meet the NAYC Speakers: Amado and Amber Huizar
Amado and Amber Huizar have been in ministry for over 18 years. They have served as Youth Pastor, and the SoCal District Youth Committee as Sectional Director, Director of Promotions, and Youth President. In 2012 they entered in full-time ministry assisting in Pasadena, CA. Then followed the call traveling as evangelists. In April 2017, Amado was asked to serve his home church, alongside Pastor Art Hodges as Executive Pastor. They have 4 awesome kids; Avery, Aiden, Austin and Addison. They live in beautiful San Diego, CA.
InsideOut: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you want to have with you and why?Amado: Phone, for pics. Coffee…well you know why! Coffee supplies, for survival!Amber: Diet Dr. Pepper, you can’t be without that.Chocolate, something sweet always makes things better.Phone, to take pics of course!IO: Please tell us your favorite joke.Hmmm…not sure if we have a favorite joke. We do enjoy the humor of John Crist.IO: What is the funniest moment you have had while preaching?Amado: One time I asked for “more monitor” and a brother ran off the platform, came back 10 minutes later with a cup of “warm water.” He didn’t make out what I had originally said.IO: Besides the Bible, what is your favorite book?Amado: 11 by Leonard SweetAmber: The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurstIO: What is your dream travel destination?Both: AustraliaIO: What does your daily devotion routine look like?Amado: Early morning prayer, Bible reading plan (chronological – YouVersion), reflection on what God has spoken.Amber: Early morning prayer, devotional journal with scripture, Bible reading plan on YouVersion.IO: What is your favorite hobby/past-timeAmado: Talking, watching, and playing (really that means “catch”) baseball.Amber: SHOPPING 🤦🏻♂️IO: How do you prepare to preach to thousands at North American Youth Congress?We both prepare as we would if we were preaching to 10. We give the same no matter the crowd, venue, or who will be present. Of course there’s a special honor to be part, and desire to do your best. Our track record has been to remain consistent in our preparation and God will do the rest.IO: Briefly share your testimony, especially from your life as a teen.Amado: I was active in my youth group, attended everything, and helped wherever I was needed. I had an amazing youth pastor (The Legendary Tim Zuniga). He taught me how to serve people and love them. I had my struggles but the church protected me from many things like drugs, alcohol, you name it. My testimony is that God kept me from those things. I’m indebted to the local church that raised me!IO: When and where did God call you to preach, and how did you answer you His call?Amado: A Sunday morning service at age 17, God told me I would preach and minister to people. I remember what I was wearing, who was preaching, and the spot that I stood.IO: What advice do you give to the teens and young adults of this generation?Amado: Simply this. Serve God, your Pastor, and People. Serving is the only place where heart issues die. As my Pastor always said “God gives the best to those who leave the choices to him.”IO: How can the students take the North American Youth Congress fire to their homes and home churches and keep it burning?Amado: Take something…Just one thing and being it back. We tend to want to do everything when we come back but that isn’t lasting. Choose one thing and do that right. When that’s complete, try something else. A fire is still a fire so long as there’s a flame. That’s how you keep the fire alive.BONUS: What is the greatest thing that has happened in your life besides salvation?Amado: Marrying Amber!Amber: Marrying Amado
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