WEA Youth Commission News
Greetings, Youth Commission!
Here’s the latest from the “news desk” located here in
. Daryl left on Sunday for his annual mission trip to . There are over 60 students and adults from cities who are going over to host a large English Camp for young Russian students selected by public schools to attend. They have had a very strong response. The second week after the English camp, they will be visiting schools to build relationships and gather interested students for follow-up meetings. Daryl certainly would appreciate your prayers.
. The India Youth Commission that we helped start last November met on 15 February in
. The Finnish Youth Network had its annual gathering 26-28 March with approximately 100 in attendance. They are in a process of creating evangelism training for young people. New Networks have started in several new cities.
South Pacific. Graham Sercombe sent us all a detailed memo on 15 March bringing us up-to-date on the resolution of the two different entities in the South Pacific. At their meeting in 13-14 March in , they drew clear lines of separation between EFSP (Evangelical Fellowship of South Pacific) and APPA (All Pacific Prayer Assembly). EFSP is now the recognized South Pacific regional body under WEA. APPA has no official connection with WEA or EFSP. Geoff Armitage, who was Graham’s Associate Coordinator of Youth Arise, went with the APPA and is now their Youth Coordinator. They asked Graham and the Youth Commission to surrender the name of Youth Arise to APPA. To minimize confusion, they gave them the name and will seek a new name for the youth ministry of EFSP. Please pray for Graham and the Youth Commission leaders as they co-host a major national event in from 7-14th May to relaunch EFSP.
. It has been said that “If youth don’t help lead the church, they will soon leave the church.” The growing concern for the high percentage of youth that leave the church between high school and college has spawned the launch of a test model in
Paul was in
Global Day of Prayer (GDOP). Begun just a few years ago in , this year’s event is on June 4, Pentecost Sunday. Millions of people will gather in stadiums around the world for prayer and worship to the Lord. Find out more at www.globaldayofprayer.com. Encourages youth workers in each community to join local planning teams, making sure that youth and youth-related concerns find a place on the program.
Next Youth Commission Meetings. Preliminary discussions are being held to try to coordinate our next Youth Commission meeting and training for the Caribbean Youth Commission with NNYM’s Youth Mission Forum in
Have a blessed April. Thanks for staying in touch.
Paul and Daryl