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August 12-16 marked an unforgettable week for the more than 700 Adventist youth leaders who traveled from every corner of the Pacific to attend the third Move With The Power youth leadership summit in Brisbane, Australia.
Move With The Power 3 (MWTP3) was designed to provide training and professional development for all leaders involved in youth ministry, however, MWTP3 was more than just a leadership event; it was marked by a central focus on prayer and a seeking of the Holy Spirit. It was proved to be a deeply transformative event for all who attended.
Around the world, young people are stepping up in amazing ways to make a difference for Jesus. Several of these moments were witnessed at the 2011 South Caribbean Conference Youth Convention.
Ten-year-old Shafiqua Williams, a non-Adventist Pathfinder member, had delivered a presentation at an earlier Pathfinder fair that left the youth leaders so impressed, they asked her to present the Sabbath school message for the convention.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit and on fire for Jesus Christ, Shafiqua delivered an inspiring message. Under the theme of the Great Controversy, she underlined the times in which we live and challenged youth and leaders alike to make a greater commitment to the message of the Seventh-day Adventist church.
During the week of March 27-April 2, 2011, the General Conference youth directors met with their division counterparts from around the world at the Doubletree Hotel in Columbia, Maryland, U.S.A. in order to plan and discuss the objectives and mission of this quinquennium.
The work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the East Russia Union Mission is relatively new; it was organized in 1994. Its territory is divided into three missions, namely, Central Siberia Mission, East Siberian Mission, and West Siberia Mission.
More than 2,400 Pathfinders gathered together in Rome for the Euro-Africa Division Camporee during the week of August 1-8, 2011.
I have been looking for the number of websites existing in the world. It is really difficult to determinate the number of websites running on the net, but I’ve found an approximate number. It seems that in February 2007, the Netcraft Web Server Survey (http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/misc/sizeofweb.html) founded 108,810,358 distinct websites. That’s more than one year ago, it means that we have much more websites at the moment we are upgrading ours.
A very pleasant Happy New Year 2009 to you all! 2008 has plunged into history and will never come back again. So many youth activities had been initiated and done in 2008 and had been recorded and placed in the archives for our future reference. We thank God for all His dealings with us, for giving us victories as well as allowing us to experience some challenges in the past. We welcome the coming of the year 2009 with enthusiasm and great expectations because we know that we are one year closer to the coming of our Grand Master Guide, Jesus Christ.
We see it in all our activities and in the lines of the youth we minister to –feelings or emotions. Our young people today live in a culture of “feeling good.” They want to sing songs that make them feel good. They want preachers who make them feel good, they want youth activities that make them feel good.
An exciting year is in store for our young people. The year 2009 has been designated by the General Conference Youth Ministries Department as the Year of Shining (Witnessing). This is part of the yearly themes for the Seventh-day Adventist youth.