We were recently sent this encouraging report from one of our partners in India, and we wanted to share it with you.
Greetings and thanks for your prayers.
We held a Youth Camp at our training centre from 4th June evening till 8th June Lunch time. It was such a joy to see youth braving the heat and humidity and packing the training centre’s every inch of land, sleeping on simple mattresses on the ground, eating the hot and spicy food, participating from 5.00. a.m. till 9.00 p.m.
We had 160 participants registered with us and local participants were also in very good number. When we counted locals then our number touched 202, which was the first time we had this many young and some young at heart at one time at our training centre. Each one of them participated in discussion, debate, dance, songs, painting, quizzes, drama etc. Each winning team was encouraged with a trophy.
This bunch of youth went back with the vision to reach their neighbourhoods and villages and cities. Each one of them dedicated their lives for the Kingdom.
We had a mixed group of people; we had one young doctor, a few mechanical engineers, advocates, teachers, students from various streams. This Youth Camp represented different states of India; Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Delhi, Uttra Khand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.
Please continue to pray for these Youth.
Our work is not just about today’s adults – we strongly believe that looking after future generations will lead to enduring transformation.
To this end, we like to encourage youth work in our communities, subject to youth workers being on our trips.
If this is something you have a heart for, please do get in touch. It’s an area of our work that we’d love to develop further.
Every community needs well equipped leaders. We believe that our involvement should fade away as leaders are developed within our partner communities.
Transferring leadership skills is as important as any other area of our work and we’re delighted to see this transformation with each passing trip.
Where people have a particular skill or willingness to learn and are clearly motivated to help themselves out of poverty, we can guide them into a new career. We’ve trained carpenters and seamstresses amongst other specialities.
This training is often linked in to other support and micro-finance loans are also made available to suitable candidates.
If you have a particular skill that you would like to share with our communities, please do get in touch.
The challenges facing our communities are often interlinked and complex. Sometimes we see other things that we can help with and this is particularly the case when on a trip. We’ve even been known to join in with local celebrations!
This flexibility underpins our ethos and we love to know that we can respond.