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 courtesy of the SUD Youth Department

DIVISION WIDE YOUTH DIRECTORS MEETING:

A division-wide youth director’s meeting was held at Ibrahimpatnam, India on February 16, 2012.    Forty youth directors from various regions met to hear presentations on topics such as "The importance of the Youth Directors in the Church” and "The responsibilities of the Union and the Section Youth Directors."   We also discussed other issues pertaining to youth ministries including youth evangelism, establishing AY Societies, Pathfinder and other clubs, Youth Week of Prayer, etc. in our churches and schools.  The youth directors are very much inspired to organize many youth programs and events in their respective unions and sections.   This meeting has helped us to interact, discuss, and prepare to meet the challenges of youth ministry today.

DIVISION WIDE YOUTH EVANGELISM TRAINING SEMINAR
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The division-wide youth evangelism training seminar was held in our seminary campus at Ibrahimpatnam, India from February 17 - 20, 2012.   The theme of the seminar was "Youth and the Future of God's Family." It was a blessing for the Youth Ministries Department to organize this unique seminar for the first time. One hundred and fifty delegates comprised of union and section youth directors, lay youth, young preachers, resource persons, and other guests attended this seminar. Dr. Danile Kido from Loma Linda University and Dr. Elissa Kido from La Sierra University made their presentations on "Youth and Education."  Pastor R John, SUD President, spoke during the vespers service on Friday and challenged the youth to dedicate their time and talent for God. The presentations covered topics such as health evangelism, small group ministry, revival, and community service.

The key note address was given by Dr. Manzoor Massey, one of the directors of Gospel Outreach, USA.  Dr. Massey was a great inspiration to the seminar, which was sponsored through Gospel Outreach, and he has requested the SUD Youth Department to collaborate with Gospel Outreach to accomplish the work of God. We are looking forward to the launch of some exciting evangelistic projects through Gospel Outreach in the near future.

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