With temperatures in Delhi touching 48 centigrade in summer, most people make their way to nearby hill stations or remain put in their air-conditioned apartments and offices. While many in Delhi were dreading the hot weekend, our youth had exciting weekend plans.
There are two main congregations in New Delhi – one in Lajpat Nagar and the other in Trilokpuri. Both congregations have a large amount of youth members, and hence a special weekend was organized for them. One hundred and fifty excited youth made their way to Lajput Nagar on the first day. The youth had a packed day – teaching sessions, choir practice, and rich times of fellowship. The day was a lively one – and even when it came to an end, the youth were still high on energy.
On the second day, the youth proceeded to the church at Trilokpuri. First on the agenda was a youth meeting followed by a women’s/sisters meet conducted by Sister Vijaya.
Overcoming the World
The Divine Service was based on 1 John 4:1- 4, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world…You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” The congregation listened attentively to every word that was shared. The highlight of the day was the Confirmation of 11 youth. It was a poignant moment as they took their vows in the presence of God and the congregation to lead a new life.
Strong Bonds of Love
The youth were encouraged to participate in all the events which helped them bond with each other. They enjoyed being part of discussions on how to grow the church. The two days may have passed by quickly but the teachings and the memories will last for a lifetime.