In a world dominated by indifference, loving my neighbor isn’t easy. Vanity, desire, wealth, distractions, the antithesis into a cyrcle of selfishness leaving people in need forgotten. Magnifying our own worth over others. There is a growing trend of indifference. Our fractioned world is seeping into our churches. It leaves broken people. It transforms good deeds into empty actions.
In our aching world, how can I church minister to those in need? How can we remain united? Who will lead the way?
On March 21, 2015, the last year’s global youth day, over 8 million young seventh-day adventists from 151 countries responded to the needs of the people in their communities. They spent time with the homeless, they sang in nursing homes.
Thousands of young people from around the world used Twitter as a place to share their global youth day activities, using the hashtag #GlobalYouthDay.
This hashtag hit nearly 20.000 tweets and gained over 36.000.000 retweets and shares. In 24 hours it was the most tweeted trending event in South America.
To this dedicated servants of Jesus, service is important. Global Youth Day is about being the hands and feet of Jesus. It is total involvement. It is about being an army for Christ, sharing Love.
Global Youth Day shows the power of our youth. It is about connecting to our world and plugging into service. It is about discepleship, about getting out of comfort zones, about doing what Jesus taught us to do. It is the everlasting gospel in its purest form. The power lies in our churches hands. The Youth have claimed it and they are making the difference.
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More Information about Global Youth Day:
With the support of GC Administration, the 13 Division youth directors, MENA Union and the Israel field, “Global Youth Day” was launched on March 13, 2013. The vision of GYD is to recapture the reality of Adventist youth as a global movement mobilized for service, contributing to the proclamation of the everlasting gospel and ushering in the second coming of Jesus Christ.
GYD is a Sabbath when Adventist youth around the world are challenged to “Be the Sermon” for one weekend out of 52, rather than hearing another sermon like any other weekend. Eight million Adventist youths are mobilized on the streets of our villages, towns, and cities around the world to be a living, breathing sermon communicated through purposeful acts of service. The ultimate intention of GYD is not to create a yearly holiday set aside for community outreach; our real dream is for GYD to be a springboard to service as a way of life. Leaders are encouraged to choose projects that have the potential to be a sustainable form of activism throughout the rest of the year.
THE OBJECTIVES OF GYD
1. Recapture the reality of the Seventh-day Adventist youth as a global movement;
2. Lead our youth to rediscover the sense of belonging to that global movement;
3. Reposition Mission at the heart of global youth ministry;
4. Embrace service as a way of life.