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Youth congress raises money for underprivileged adolescents

Youth congress raises money for underprivileged adolescents

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist young people traveled to Germany for the Pan-European Youth Congress last week, a five-day event that included a forum for young adults to discuss church issues with regional leadership. The second Pan-Europe Adventist

August 11, 2009 | ANN

Thousands of Seventh-day Adventist young people traveled to Germany for the Pan-European Youth Congress last week, a five-day event that included a forum for young adults to discuss church issues with regional leadership.

The second Pan-Europe Adventist Youth Conference brought together more than 4,000 attendees from 40 countries. The August 5-9 congress featured inspirational speakers and activities as well as outreach and learning opportunities.

"This [forum] is a unique opportunity to find out about how the Adventist Church works, and how we as young people can help change and re-shape it," said Victor Marley, youth director for the Adventist church in Norway.

More than 300 congress attendees raced in the "Help for Kids" fun run, raising a total of 10,000 Euros. The "Help for Kids" initiative provides free lunches, homework assistance, education and health assistance and holiday trips for underprivileged youth living in Munich.

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