Coming Together is the Beginning…

A Tri-District Youth Meet in Belgaum

As Belgaum is bordered by the States Maharashtra and Goa, a tri-district Youth meet was planned here on 24th and 25th January 2015. The youth meet was held to help the youth understand the meaning and purpose of the theme for of the year: ‘Joy in Christ’.

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A Joyful Beginning

As it was a tri-district Youth meet it enabled the youth of Kolhapur and Miraj to come and be a part of the youth meet. There were total 95 youth from all the three districts. The event was declared open as participants released gas balloons into the air creating the atmosphere of joy and excitement for the event. The youth discussed the different reason for which they can be joyful and learnt various ways to express their joy in the Lord.

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Gifts and Talents

The event began with an ice breaking session which helped everyone to get familiar with each other. After this the momentum started to build up and in the cultural program that was arranged for the youth they showcased their talents, ability to work together and their love for the Lord and his work. The youth performed skits, songs and dances in groups and also in solo. There was also a two hour question and answer session in which the youth exchanged ideas related to our faith and doctrine. At dusk they gathered around a cozy campfire.

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On the last day, Bishop Fred Marihal conducted a Divine Service for the youth. The bible text was taken from Jeremiah 17:7 – “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose hope is the Lord.”

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Words: Fred Marihal / Elizabeth Kumar
Pictures: Stanley Sappadla