posted on January 05, 2009 15:00
by Hiskia Missah, Associate Youth Director
A very pleasant Happy New Year 2009 to you all! 2008 has plunged into history and will never come back again. So many youth activities had been initiated and done in 2008 and had been recorded and placed in the archives for our future reference. We thank God for all His dealings with us, for giving us victories as well as allowing us to experience some challenges in the past. We welcome the coming of the year 2009 with enthusiasm and great expectations because we know that we are one year closer to the coming of our Grand Master Guide, Jesus Christ.
Plans for Youth activities to be conducted during this new year 2009 should make everyone of us busy, busy for the Lord. Some suggested ideas:
Elijah Projects to be continued. We praise the Lord that in two years time, 2006 and 2007 we have conducted 17,629 Elijah Projects World-wide involving 237,760 SDA youth with the results of 124,158 souls be baptized,two youth won one soul, that’s very encouraging. The General Conference Youth Ministries Department working together with Elder Mark Finley are preparing the 2009 Budget for these projects to be distributed to all the Division Youth Department who conducted these Elijah Projects.
Ambassador Ministry to be promoted in the Local Churches world-wide. This Ambassador Ministry is not a Club but a Ministry where young adults will make plans and implement them in their ministries such as: Conducting Elijah Projects leading towards holding Voice of Youth Evangelistic Meetings; Doing Community Service Projects; Adopt A Road initiatives (For US Region); Plan a Young Adult Camporee; Conduct Single Professional Encounter;University and College Campus Ministry; Prison Ministry; Geriatric and Orphanage Ministry; Friendship Team Ministry, and many other initiatives you can create.
Special projects to be done in 2009 by the General Conference Young Adults Ministries are:
Producing (1) the New Youth Song Book, (2) Youth Leadership Award Manual; (3) Voice of Youth Materials Series 1 to 3 with Power Point Presentations to be used to support the Elijah Projects. Reproducing (1) Youth and Public Evangelism Book; (2) Youth Baptismal Celebration Guide Book.
Let us Shine and do our best to make the Year 2009 a Successful Year for Youth Evangelism.