1,000 Youths Benefit from Leadership Training
Bo School campus in Bo city was the centre of attraction on Tuesday, July 27 as more than one thousand youth nationwide converged to exchange ideas in what could be described as a leadership training camp for youths and young adults of the New Harvest Ministries.
The week long camp was designed by the ministry’s hierarchy to train the future leaders on governance policy and administrative works with special interest in bible studies, leadership and discipleship training, which according to the facilitators will help build the faith of the youths and young adults.
The theme for this year’s convention was “Generation of Royal Priesthood” taken from the Book of First Peters 2:9 and attracted participants from all walks of life throughout the country.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Chairman of the occasion, Joseph L. B. Moeba welcomed participants and expressed delight to attend this year’s convention, expressing his hopes that participants will make good use of the opportunity given to them to showcase their talents and interact with colleagues from across the country.
“I hope that participants will not misuse this golden opportunity accorded them because in our days we do not have such opportunities in the church. New Harvest Ministries regard this opportunity as golden, and therefore will want its youth to be at the forefront of governance and leadership not only in the church but also in the country,” said the chairman.
In his address, the National Youth and Young Adult President, Pastor Rowland G. Dixon observed that youth of nowadays are quite different from those of yesterday as according to him, the present youths do not respect their elders unlike those of yesterday.
“Our forefathers lived a respectful life and so they enjoyed a long life span but for us, we are experiencing short life span because of our disrespect to elders. I therefore want to advise my colleague youths to see themselves as potential leaders who should be contributing to the development of the nation rather than being a menace to society,” appealed Pastor Dixon.
Pastor Dixon added that his ministry targets the young people because the youth folk sometimes find it very difficult to make critical decisions.
“We have engaged the youths for 12 years now and have started to yield the fruits of our labour. Some of us came through those nurturing and thank God, today, we can say we are happy to be part of this humble family. This camp is to some extent compared to a training school of souls though the time frame is limited. The challenges are numerous and by the grace of God, we will succeed in our endeavors as we have rectified our mistakes from the previous years,” he said.
The program was climaxed by sporting activities which included football and volleyball. Debates on several topics including “Is the Church supposed to be involved in politics?” all formed part of the convention.
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