Greetings Youth Commission Brothers,
Please forgive the gap in our communication, resulting from the cancellation of our May edition of the Youth Commission News. We were simply too fully engaged in significant ministry events and travel to take time out. Here’s a sample of what was going on the week of May 1 here in the
· Denominational Youth Ministries
· The Campus
· Youth Ministry Executive Council. 39 youth ministry executives discussed “Emerging Young Leaders” and how to better integrate them into our ministries. This yielded a wealth of information and ideas. During the final evening, the Spirit broke through in such a special way that the program team quickly huddled and abandoned most of the previous plan in lieu of prayer, worship and calling this generation to Christ. It was a powerful time.
Global Day of Prayer: 200 Million Petition God for Revival
Organizers of the seventh annual Global Day of Prayer say approximately 200 million Christians in 203 nations participated in the worldwide prayer event on Pentecost Sunday, May 27. Youth were integrally involved in many areas. >From a broadcasted arena in downtown
Daryl and Donna Nuss led a missions trip to southern
There have been good reports out of the February Forum and regional groups are asking for training, workshops and consultations in their areas—Orrisa, Arunachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh. In the meantime, we await the news about funding from a
Donovan Thomas (Caribbean YC Coordinator) reports: “The Caribbean Youth Consultation, held on
At the end of the Consultation Rev. Gerry Seale led a ‘laying on of hands’ for the seven who were selected to serve on a Facilitation Committee to help guide the development of the Caribbean Youth Commission over the next year.” For a full summary, see attached report.
Jorge traveled to
Jorge’s assistant, Eugenia, is giving attention to fund raising to support Jorge and the office needs in Costa Rica, in addition to networking projects like The Living School for Latin American leaders. She comments: “Even though it is not much to raise, the task is intimidating, to tell you the truth!” Pray for Eugenia—and thank God for her, too, as she is a great help to Jorge.
South Pacific: Reformed and Refocused
On May 12-15, denominational and ministry leaders from the South Pacific held a Leadership Summit in Vanuatu to talk and pray about the establishment of a new evangelical alliance in the South Pacific. Graham Sercombe reports:
“The outcome of three and a half days of worship, prayer, waiting on God, discussion and dialogue was the unanimous decision and affirmation for the official formation of a new alliance in the South Pacific to be called South Pacific Evangelical Alliance. Five
Graham continues, “I was asked to lead the Regional Youth Ministry, but am seeking to hand this role over to a South Pacific leader and function as a mentor/encourager as I am able. The group is seeking to expand its leadership team representing all the Church in all the
Praise God that He is doing so much among youth throughout the world that we barely have time to report it! And don’t forget to pray fervently about the things reported here.
Paul Fleischmann and