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, St. Maarten: The Evangelical Association of the
has taken a huge step forward in developing a Caribbean Youth Network. Youth leaders representing EAC member-bodies from around the region gathered in
, St. Maarten to discuss the need, seek the guidance of God together, and plan the next steps. Throughout the meeting May 17-18, 2007 there was a sense of synergy, God’s presence and His timing.
Participants discovered that Christian Youth Festivals are already planned for , Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, and
in July and August 2007. Commitments were made to support each others’ festivals this year and develop a means of coordination and synergy from 2008 onwards. EAC is developing a web page on its website that will carry all the information for these festivals in 2007 and serve as a joint promotion.
By the conclusion of the meeting it was agreed to proceed with the development of the Caribbean Youth Network (EAC-CYNET) around the Purpose Statement “Empowering the youth to transform society.” A facilitating committee has been appointed for the next 18 months to map the way forward. The committee will meet in in August and in
in November. Members of the committee are:
(St. Kitts Evangelical Association),
(Barbados Evangelical Association), Nicole Francis (Victorious Living Foundation, St. Maarten), Capt. Jonathon Kellman (Salvation Army),
(St. Lucia Fellowship of Gospel Preaching Churches),
(Caribbean Youth For Christ),
(Guyana Evangelical Fellowship). Rev. Gerry Seale, EAC’s General Secretary and CEO, will provide staff services to the committee for the time being.
Rev. Seale expressed deep appreciation to the World Evangelical Alliance’s Youth Commission (WEA-YC) for the assistance rendered financially and technically in making the St. Maarten meeting possible. Dr.
was also thanked for representing the
to WEA-YC during the past seven years in the absence of a Caribbean Youth Network.
Rev. Gerald A. Seale, DD,41 Excel Road, Elizabeth
Park, Christ Church BB15092, ,
General Secretary and CEO,
Evangelical Association of the
Web Site: www.caribbeanevangelical.org
Empowering the Church to transform society